Jerusalem Sword, late 13thC
'Jerusalem Sword' - inspired by 13th century examples from European museums.
Bronze inserts in the pommel with the Kingdom of Jerusalem Cross.
The idea was to design a sword related to crusades period, knight orders and also reflecting features of the classic type depicted in the I:33 manuscript. Blade measurements, type and proportions are taken from the 13th century sword stored in Malbork Castle Museum, Poland and a very similar proportions of the blade of 'River Witham sword' from British Museum, UK. The crossguard is taken from a several examples from museums in Serbia, Poland, Germany. Pommel is inspired by several examples from late 13th and 14th century examples.
Sword is designed for close-range combat with a shield, which could be used on castle walls, in gates, narrow streets and corridors during the siege.
total length 950mm
blade length 790mm
blade width 58mm
blade thickness at the base 5mm