Museum Replicas Wakefield
Original: England, circa 1460
This sword is named for a sword found on the site of the Battle of Wakefield and could be considered an example of a very common foot soldier's sidearm. Though the actual Wakefield sword differs drastically from this piece, there is an extremely similar sword to this found in the Tower of London Armouries.
A broad, single-edged blade gives it good cutting power while maintaining a sharp point for the thrust. A leather-wrapped grip, vertically recurved cross-guard forming a knuckle-bow, double-fullered slightly curved blade, and hard black leather scabbard with steel mounts define this piece's details.
Overall length: 33.5"
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Width of guard: 6"
Blade: 27.5" long; 1.75" tapering to .75"
Fullers: 24.5" and 26" long
Grip and pommel: 5.125"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5.25" from guard
Maker: Museum Replicas Limited
This item has been retired from the collection.