The Regent

Limited Edition Medieval War Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVIIIb)  $1,540                                                       Half Wire Wrap  $1,760  

This sword is inspired by the beautiful long swords favored in areas of Germanic influence during the mid to late 15th century. 

It has a long hollow ground blade with edges that arc gracefully to an acute point. The raised midrib gives this blade a good stiffness for its weight while the keen edges are crisp and well defined. 

The blade is a classic example of a type classified as Oakeshott XVIIIb (according to The Sword in the Age of Chivalry), combining efficient width at the cutting section with a strong awl-shaped point. The grip is of hexagonal section and has the typical waisted profile. 

Its hilt is inspired by that on a sword found in the Boden See (dated to the mid 15th C), kept at the Landesmuseum, Zürich. 

The pommel is of Type V, a flamboyant version of the fishtail style. The cross is slim with an octagonal section and clubbed ends and can be classified as a version of cross style 2 according to Oakeshott's system. 

This is the goal for this design: a quick, responsive and efficient cutter with a forward pivot point placed close to the point. A hollow ground blade can have a thick and stiff spine and still be relatively light for its size. This is an important aspect of this design. 

A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
This sword is offered in a limited edition of only 1,000 collectible swords worldwide. 

The Regent is also available with a period half-wire wrap (at an additional charge.) 

Please be sure to specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.

Total length: 48" (122 cm)
Blade length: 37" (94 cm) 
Blade width at base: 2" (5 cm)
CoG: 5.25" (13 cm)
CoP: 23" (58 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz (1.59 kilos)

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