Windlass Venetian Sword

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$470.00

Windlass have named this impressive sword for the Venetians that fought in the seige of the fortified town of Shkoder in Albania, by Ottoman forces. The highly worked steel parts and the twisted wire-over-wood grip nicely balance the deadly fullered well-tempered high carbon steel blade.

Details

In 1478, when the trade centers in the Balkans of the Italian city-state Venice came under attack from the Ottoman turks, the conflict centered at the fortified town of Shkoder in Albania. The town first suffered a heavy bombardment from the Turkish cannons. The turks twice launched assaults against the badly battered walls, but both times the Venetians beat them back. Finally the Turks admitted defeat and withdrew. After the battles, less than 500 men marched safely out of the town. We have named this impressive Italian sword for the Venetians that fought that equally impressive siege. The highly worked steel parts and the twisted wire-over-wood grip nicely balance the deadly fullered well-tempered high carbon steel blade.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 997mm 39 1/4"
Blade Length 812mm 32"
Handle Length
Weight 1.36 Kg 2 lbs 16 oz
Point of Balance
Width at Guard 54mm 2 1/8"
Width at Tip
Thickness at Guard
Thickness at Tip
Blade Steel 1065
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.