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Cold Steel® Italian Long Sword

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Cold Steel® Italian Long Sword

Cold Steel® Italian Long Sword

Brand: Cold Steel

Pre-order only. Available after: 02/07/2016

Ships after: 02/07/2016

The era of the long sword spanned almost three centuries (approximately 1350 to 1650). This, undoubtedly, was because it really worked! It featured a distinctive cruciform hilt and a long, double edged blade and was equally adept at opposing both light and heavily armored foes. You see, its extra long blade offered the reach and leverage for powerful stabbing, cutting and chopping strokes while its long cross guard and heavy pommel were useful for hooking, striking and smashing. When heavy plate armor was encountered, blows with the edge were marginally effective and were often abandoned in favor of a "Half-Swording" technique; where one hand grips the hilt and the other the blade to better direct the point in powerful jabs, and to more accurately thrust at the small gaps and joints present in a suit of armor.

·1055 carbon steel blade
·Simple cruciform hilt
·Leather covered wood handle
·Long upturned steel cross guard and fish tail pommel
·36" Blade
·Blade Thickness: 13/64"
·Blade Width: 1-3/4"
·47-3/4" overall
·Leather covered wood scabbard with steel fittings
·Made in India

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