CAS Iberia Lowlander Great Sword
Original: Late 16th century Europe
This massive two-handed sword has long, gracefully curving quillons with acorn-shaped finials, two large ring guards each filled with a typically-Scottish decorative quatrefoil, and a hollow flattened globe-shaped pommel. The wooden grip is first wrapped in thin leather and then again by criss-crossed leather strips with decorative tacks at the intersections. The very wide blade has a short, deep fuller starting at the of end the unsharpened ricasso area.
Overall length: 69"
Weight: 7.3 pounds
Width of guard: 17.25"
Blade: 48" long; 2.375" wide tapering to 1.25"
Ricasso: 6.75" long
Fuller: 6.375" long
Grip and pommel: 20" long
Point of Balance (PoB): 9.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~32" from guard
Maker: CAS Iberia / Hanwei
This piece is inspired by an original located in the House of Dun, Scotland, circa 1525-50.