German Sword, 1200-1220
German one handed sword inspired by original swords and historical sources, dated around 1200-1220.
Brass pommel with two silver crosses in crusaders style.
The crossguard and pommel of this type is more characteristic for a bit later swords, 1250 and later, however both types began to appear since late 12th century and we can find them in manuscripts, effigies and some examples in museums.
Inscription on the blade is inspired by original one, dated around 1200 (Leipzig).
There is on one side latin text: +BENEDICTUS DEUS MEUS+
and three interesting decorative motifs on the other side.
Black scabbard and bright belts in this style we can find in manuscripts since 12th century. The characteristic large scabbard chape we know from Naumburg statues, Germany. This type of scabbard chape also is known from earlier sources, dated back to late 12th and early 13th century, in various forms.
total length 955mm
blade length 805mm
blade width 58mm
blade thickness at the guard 5mm