Aculeus IV, 15thC
ACULEUS IV longsword.
Aculeus in latin means: a spike / thorn or sting.
This is a special version of this design: with a later style of the blade and hilt.
It is a pointy, narrow and stiff longsword inspired by some examples in Poland and Germany, dating circa 1400-1450
I have called this sword like that because it is light and quick, it has narrow blade of the Passau type cross section.
Design, typology and parameters are based on and inspired by many original examples from first half of 15th century original longswords.
The interesting and rare crossguard ends are inspired by several examples. Some of them have folded and joined ends and some have slightly open ends.
But almost every such crossguard is more or less bent downwards or in the form of a wave.
The pommel is characteristic of the first half of the 15th century and the general proportions are taken from the group of swords found in the Musee de l'Armee in Paris and many other examples of similar swords.
total length 1185mm
blade length 960mm
blade width 38mm
blade thickness at the base 6,5mm