Aculeus VI longsword, early 15thC
Aculeus VI longsword, early 15th century, inspired by original examples and historical sources. Dark brown grip color.
'ACULEUS' in latin means: a spike / thorn or sting.
I have called this sword like that because it is extremely light and quick, with weight 1310g, it has narrow tip and in my opinion is very good for longsword fencing practice. Design, typology and parameters are based on and inspired by many original examples from first half of 15th century original longswords. We will easly find them in European museums. I have already made around 10 similar designed swords, variations, searching best solutions according to medieval sources and intended purposes. That one reflects all my observations, conclusions about functionality and style of the longsword as a tool of war for a skilled warrior.
As I am also a fencer - must admit that practice with this one is a real pleasure :)
total length 1125mm
bladse length 880mm
blade width 49mm
blade thickness (base) 6mm