By: Paul Chen - Hanwei
The Battle of Crecy is known as one of most prominent of the Hundred Years War and one of the most decisive victories of the English over the French. Edward III landed an invasion 14000 strong to be met by King Philip soon after. King Philip rallied a formidable force of 8000 mounted knights supported by 4000 crossbowmen. The battle ended as quick as it began and by nightfall Philip withdrew after being unable to break the English lines. A third of his men had been slain by the relentless showers of arrows from 10000 English longbowmen, with the English losing less than 100 men.
Though the success was wrought mainly by wood instead of steel, the Crecy War Sword by Kingston Arms represents a considerable amount of time and research in to the specifications of single hand swords of the period, particularly from museum pieces and tapestries. Explicitly crafted to CAS specifications.
The Crecy War Sword features a traditional thru-tang, peened pommel handle construction. The forged hollow-ground 5160 high carbon steel blade possesses a prominent central ridge that tapers the full length of the 31 3/4” blade providing support for the cutting edge. The cord-wrapped leather grip is counter balanced by the stainless pommel for comfortable single-hand fighting. The stainless arched guard pays homage to the English longbow men who drew victory in the sites of the English King, Edward III. The Crecy Sword comes with a leather-wrapped wooden scabbard and stainless chape.
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