Knightly sword, late 14thC.
One handed knightly sword, late 14th century with scabbard and belt.
This sword is very nice for study real medieval fencing: stiff blade with narrow point, good for powerfull trusting, very tight (89mm) handle provides good handling and more control with techniques. Also the crossguard chape makes the handling more comfortable and safe. Edges are close to sharp.
overall length 925mm
blade length 770mm
grip length 89mm
blade width 60mm
thickness: at the base 5mm
balance ca. 95mm
weight ca. 1300g
Inscription was taken from some 14th century original sword (German museum) - exactly in this form of font and composition. we don`t know today the meaning - but according to many of researchers it must be some initial letters from religious invocation - maybe a psalm or Bible fragment - but also may be some motto initials. this kind of inscriptions was very popular in 13-14th centuries and they were made for protection.
My version of inscription is made on the steel surface by coppering.
This element is made with one solid piece of 2mm cow leather, mounted through the sword tang, before assambling the pommel.
Decoration was tolled by free hand, inspired by some original motifs from medieval leather founds.
Scabbard: tooling and carving ornament on the leather: