Windlass Arbedo Sword

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$374.00

Windlass Steelcraft's have named thistype XVIIIa sword after the battle at Arbedo. This is very effective cutting weapon that also has a sharp, deadly point. The 6" grip allows for one or two hand use. High carbon steel blade. Steel guard and pommel. Grip is wood, wrapped with cord and then covered with leather. Wide tang construction. A leather scabbard is included.

Details

In Arbedo on the 22nd June 1422, the famous Milanese cavalry commander Carmagnola, along with Angelo de la Pergola, 6,000 horsemen and 4,000 footmen, attacked an army of 4,000 Swiss pikemen and halberdiers. This was his first encounter with the Swiss, and his cavalry was stopped cold by the Swiss pikes and lost a large number of horses and men. He dismounted with his horsemen, and attacked again along with his footmen. Hard pressed by the superior number of Milanese troops, one Swiss group unsuccessfully tried to surrender. As the battle raged on, a group of Swiss foragers wandered near the scene. Both Carmagnola and de la Pergola thought the foragers were another army and pulled back, allowing the Swiss to retire in good order. This bloody, rather inconclusive battle left a large percentage of Swiss dead, although Carmagnola’s army actually lost more men.

Windlass Steelcraft's have named this beautiful type XVIIIa sword after that battle at Arbedo, where it could have been carried by either side. This is very effective cutting weapon that also has a sharp, deadly point. The 6" grip allows for one or two hand use. High carbon steel blade. Steel guard and pommel. Grip is wood, wrapped with cord and then covered with leather. Wide tang construction. A leather scabbard is included.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 1000mm 39.38"
Blade Length 787mm 31"
Handle Length
Weight 1.25 Kg 2 lb 12 oz
Point of Balance 114mm 4.5"
Width at Guard 69.7mm 2.74"
Width at Tip
Thickness at Guard 3.3mm 0.13"
Thickness at Tip
Blade Steel 1065
Scabbard Leather/Steel
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.