The Talhoffer

Limited Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVa)  Tapered Grip  $880                                               Waisted Grip  $880                                                                        Waisted Grip with Half-Wire Wrap $1,100

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Hans Talhoffer was a fencing-master in southern Germany in the 15th century. He is the author several Fechtbücher, illustrated treatises describing methods of fighting with various weapons, including unarmed combat (grappling), dagger, long sword, pole weapons and mounted combat. He is a contemporary of fencing-master Paulus Kal (whose manuscript may contain hints of professional rivalry between the two). Talhoffer taught within the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. 

Talhoffer's Fechtbuch (ca 1467) is universally acknowledged as one of the great texts of the Medieval German Masters.

Oakeshott describes the Type XV as a strongly tapering, acutely pointed blade of flattened diamond cross-section. The sub-type XVa is often longer and slimmer than the Type V, but with the primary difference being the longer grip. This type of sword was referred to as an epée bâtarde or "bastard sword." 

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

The Talhoffer is available with a waisted grip at no extra charge. 

The Talhoffer is also available with a waisted grip and period half-wire wrap ($200 additional charge.) 

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


Specifications

Overall length: 46.375" (117.8 cm)
Blade length: 36.25" (92 cm)
Blade width: 1.875 (4.76 cm)
CoG: 3.25" (8.26 cm)
CoP: 20.25" (51.44 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz (1.5 kilos)





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