Musee de l`Armee Sword, ca. 1300
Early 14th century sword based on original sword from Musée de l'Armée in Paris, France. Museum description: 'Sword no. J PO 2233,
Western Europe, first half of the XIVth century'.
Second known pommel of this rare type is on the sword in Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Downing College, Cambridge, England - mentioned in 'Record of the Medieval Swords' by Ewart Oakeshott (p. 228). Also, this pommel can be found on some sculptures and effigies, dated between 1270 and 1310.
All measurements are same or very close to the original sword except the weight which originally is close to 1kg, probably because of the partially hollow pommel and lack of the grip. There are also losses caused by local corrosion and that may have influence on current weight.
Some points about handling: it is nice with that pommel and wide blade, provides smooth and well controlled cutting, good speed and accuracy. It would be also a very good weapon for thrusting as well, because of good stiffness and spiky tip.
That would be a nice battle sword in my opinion, especially for short distance.
total length 870mm
blade width 65mm
balance ca. 90mm
weight ca. 1300g