German Long Knife w/ leather scabbard, ca. 1510. Regular version

175.41
Delivery weight: 1,650 g


 

ULF-SW-02R

In the late Middle Ages, both urban growth and the rising of the middle classes led to an increased demand for a civil weapon of defence.
At that time, only the aristocracy was allowed to carry double-edged swords.
Therefore, the so-called langes messer (= long knife, also commonly translated as messer in English), an extended version of the German medieval bauernwehr, emerged as the weapon of the common man.
Unlike the saber-like grosses messer (also called grossmesser), which made its appearance at around the same time, the longknife had a straight, single-edged blade.
However, it often featured a so-called false edge or reverse edge at the tip and had thus a double-edged point.

This long knife by Ulfberth is modelled on a well-preserved original piece which belonged to the private collection of the crown prince Ernst August of Hanover before its auctioning back in 2012.

The forged guard is S-shaped curved and features a large parrying ring on the obverse side. The sturdy tang is riveted to the solidly forged steel pommel.
The hardwood grip plates are held in place by seven iron ball-head rivets.
The blade's upper half is adorned with three fullers.
It is hand-forged out of EN45 spring steel and oil-tempered up to 48-50° Rockwell.
Its edge is however not sharpened.

Delivery includes a matching leather scabbard.


Details:
- Replica of an original sword from the early 16th century.
- Blade material: oil-tempered EN45 spring steel.
- Rockwell hardness of the blade: approx. 48 HRC.
- Overall length: approx. 115 cm.
- Blade length: approx. 91 cm.
- Max. blade width: approx. 4.3 cm.
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm.
- Cutting edge: approx. 1 mm thick.
- Point of Balance: approx. 21 cm from the guard.
- Weight: approx. 1650 g.
- Including leather scabbard.
- Regular edition. A practical blunt version (ULF-SW-02B) is currently under development.

Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.

This is an original ULFBERTH® product®.

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