By: Windlass Steelcrafts
Filling an under served niche in available swords today, the Agincourt hand-and-half sword from Windlass Steelcrafts BattleCry collection is a slender, light, quick weapon well-suited to facing armoured or unarmoured adversaries. This is an agile weapon whose length and weight make it highly effective on its own in either one or two-handed fighting. But itís equally dangerous when paired with a buckler or even a larger shield. Combining versatility with utility, the dexterity and lightness of the Agincourt betrays a dangerous fighting blade of respected martial utility. One could easily envision English long-bowmen and knights alike wielding this blackened blade on the fields of the famous and disastrous battle honoured in the naming of this sword.
With a 1065 high carbon steel blued patina, itís well protected from the frequent rust spots and stains that occur so often from everyday practice and exposure to the elements. The battle-hardened finish had an extra wide tang and is tempering to a low 50's RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop, custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.
The term hand-and-a-half is more of modern designation for a range of sword types that featured tapered blades longer than the common shorter arming swords of the time but without the double-hand grips of larger heavier war-swords. Many different swords fall into this category and many of them are as maneuverable as they are surprisingly sturdy. In full armor a heavy sword is no advantage and a narrow point on a slimmer blade is ideal for getting into the vulnerable spots on another armoured combatant. At the same time, the advantage of having a faster weapon with a extended grip that could still be adroitly handled with both hands, provided knights and men-at-arms alike with a resourceful option. A sword like this also deftly employs the blade-gripping techniques called half-swording that make up such a large part of the authentic fighting methods.
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"Very nice sword. I was surprised that it actually came with the belt-hanger 'frog' as well, as that was not advertised as a part of the package. " -Roger (5/5)
"It's the real deal well made" -Dave (5/5)
"Loved the weight and balance; a very fast cut is possible. Thought it would be sharper." -Anna (5/5)
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