video author Cold Steel
«The Long Sword was arguably the most versatile and devastatingly effective weapon of its time and it remained popular for almost three centuries. This, undoubtedly, was because it really worked!
Modeled on the Italian concept of Long Sword design, our modern interpretation of this classic blade slightly favors thrusting attacks, however, its twin edges are astonishingly effective too, and can deliver some downright ferocious cuts that put many a sword to shame.
Its long blade offers the reach and leverage for a powerful thrust, as well as brutally effective cutting and chopping strokes, and the sharp double edges enable the wielder to strike quickly and potently from an array of angles at great speed.
The Italian Longswords long upturned cross guard will hook, trap and entangle with ease, catching an opponent’s sword, allowing a skilled exponent of the Long Sword time to counter or work their advantage from the bind. It also acts as a brutally effective weapon it its own right in extreme close range as a hooking, ripping and bludgeoning tool.
The attractive fish tail pommel acts as an excellent counter weight. This serves several useful purposes. It keeps a healthy percentage of the swords weight back by the users rear hand when using two handed techniques, allowing them to quickly and deftly «steer» the Long Sword at dazzling speed. It also makes the Long Sword light and well balanced enough to use one handed — keeping the other hand free to hold a shield, buckler or dagger…
With this in mind, we are proud to also offer a handsome companion dagger for the Long Sword. Scaled down in size but almost identical in appearance, its sharply tapered, double edged blade slightly favors attacks with the point over the edge and is stiff and strong enough to parry any sword.
Blade Length: 35 1/2″
Overall Length: 47″
Steel: 1055 Carbon
Weight: 44.9 oz
Handle: 11 1/2″
Scabbard: Leather/Wood Scabbard w/ Steel Fittings
Blade Length: 12 3/4″
Overall Length: 19 3/8″
Steel: 1055 Carbon
Weight: 17.1 oz
Handle: 6 5/8″
Scabbard: Leather/Wood Scabbard w/ Steel Fittings»
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