Arms & Armor Saxon Military Sword
Original: Circa 1560, Saxon, Dresden Rüstkammer
A functional military sword with a touch of class, this sword type was used by Northern European soldiers through much of the 16th century. The all black hilt is enhanced by bronze crowns and vertical bars over a leather grip. The hilt arm and back sweep added to the cross-guard protect the first finger when placed over the guard. This style grip was used to increase point control for the thrust when fighting and demonstrates one of the earliest developments of the rapier hilt.
Overall length: 42.5"
Weight: 3.1 pounds
Width of guard: 10.5"
Width of grip: 1"
Blade: 35.5" below finger ring; 1.125" wide tapering to .625"
Fullers: 1 @ 10.5" long; 2 @ 2" long
Grip and pommel: 5.5" long
Point of Balance (PoB): 2.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~25" from guard
Maker: Arms & Armor
This item has been retired from the collection.