Executioner Sword - Sword of Justice.
Special project for the town Grodzisko in Poland, based on the original sword in town Kłodzko, dated to 17th century.
On the fuller engraved latin inscription: 'Pro malos homines in nefariis operibus arcendo' ('for stopping Evil people in wicked deeds') taken from the preamble to the contract of the city with the executioner Jan Karol Weltz from 1738, according to the customer wish.
Below, the coat of arms of the city of Grodzisko from the city seal, and the executioner's wheel.
Dark brown leather on the grip with prominent, diagional risers often found in similar hilts.
This is an order that goes well beyond the dating range of typical work for me. It's also not a combat sword, which I usually make. This is a typical executioner's sword (16th-17th century) that I made because I've always been interested in the characteristics and features of such swords. They have their gloomy charm, they are often richly decorated, and most often they are in very good condition today due to their 'young age' and they are stored almost exclusively in the walls of buildings.
This sword does not go beyond the typical characteristics of executioner swords found in museums.
The blade is sharp and hardened, the sword is fully functional.
total length 1080mm
blade length 840mm
blade width 57-46mm
blade thickness at the base 5mm
distal taper 5-2,5mm
grip 180mm (leather grip) - 235mm (incl. pommel)
balance ca. 100mm