Arms & Armor Henry V
Original: English, before 1422, the Museum of Westminster Abbey
This short cut-and-thrust sword is a replica of the sword assumed to have been hung for many years over the tomb of Henry V
. It has a down-curved cross-guard decorated with three pairs on incised lines and slightly curled tips. The large pommel is wheel-shaped. The diamond cross-section blade tapers very slightly for around two-thirds of its length before tapering to a strong point, giving a nice wide blade for cuts while retaining a strong point in the thrust. It is well-balanced and would perform well in both cut and thrust.
This is Arms & Armor's older version of this sword. The newer version features a redesigned pommel to make it more closely match the original's weight and balance. The new version's pommel is hollowed, like the original. The fittings of this example are cast in silicon bronze, and the wooden grip is wrapped with black leather.
It has a simple black leather scabbard.
Overall length: 33.5"
Weight: 3.125 pounds
Width of guard: 7"
Blade: 27" long; 2.125" wide tapering to .75"
Grip and pommel: 6.375"
Point of Balance (PoB): 3" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~18" from guard
Maker: Arms & Armor
Inspired by an original located in the Museum, Westminster Abbey, London, England.
This item has been retired from the collection.