Elite Longsword III
Elite Longsword, early 15th century, inspired by original examples and historical sources. Dark brown grip color.
This is a special longsword. In my opinion, in this specific group of swords that I call 'Elite Longswords', this comes close to my definition of a 'perfect sword'. This sword has parameters that are the result of my studies on long swords from this narrow group. They all have specific parameters, as if specialized. They are balanced close to the crossguard, a short crossguard allows for narrow and quick maneuvers with rotation with both wrists, a huge pommel that provides great support and ensures that the sword sits securely in the hands during quick movements. The blade has reinforced edges with a cross-section in the style of the Passau workshops, but it is an innovative type in that it tapers to a pointed tip, good for thrusting. It is also a kind of transitional form in a period when plate armor is already common and specialized fencing techniques can give a significant advantage in combat.
Moreover, the sword is simply comfortable and, despite its weight, feels light in the hands. We have excellent control of the entire blade, we always know where the tip is. Moreover, this sword can also be used with one hand and in the half-sword technique.
Swords from this family also have a very characteristic form and proportions. They are the last phase of the evolution of the long sword in the classic late medieval form.
total length 1220mm
bladse length 965mm
blade width 50mm
blade thickness (base) 6mm