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Cold Steel Italian Long Sword

Cold Steel Italian Long Sword
The era of the long sword spanned almost three centuries (approximately 1350 to 1650). This, undoubtedly, was because it really worked! It featured a distinctive cruciform hilt and a long, double edged blade and was equally adept at opposing both light and heavily armored foes. You see, its extra long blade offered the reach and leverage for powerful stabbing, cutting and chopping strokes while its long cross guard and heavy pommel were useful for hooking, striking and smashing. When heavy plate armor was encountered, blows with the edge were marginally effective and were often abandoned in favor of a "Half-Swording" technique; where one hand grips the hilt and the other the blade to better direct the point in powerful jabs, and to more accurately thrust at the small gaps and joints present in a suit of armor.

Having read S.M. Sterling's "Change" series of science fiction novels about a world that loses 600 years of technological evolution overnight (an event called "The Change") at least a dozen times each, has left our President Lynn C. Thompson quite taken with the many virtues of the Long Sword and inspired him to make a Cold Steel variation.

Modeled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance slightly favors thrusting, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too. Additionally, its simple cruciform hilt is also all business with a long upturned cross guard, leather-over-wood grip, and a counter balancing fish tail pommel. Fast as a frog's tongue the Italian Sword is deadly in a fight and built like a tank.

Cold Steel Italian Long Sword Dagger

Cold Steel Italian Long Sword Dagger
Since our Italian Long Sword is light and well balanced enough to use in one hand we thought we'd offer a companion dagger to take the place of a shield, targe, or buckler. Scaled down in size but almost identical in appearance, its sharply tapered, double edged blade slightly favors attacks with the point over the edge and is stiff and strong enough to parry any sword.

Italian Long Sword

Product Code: CS-88ITS

Italian Long Sword

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 42.1oz 1.19kg
Blade Length 35½" 90.2cm
Handle 9½" 24.1cm
Steel 1055 Carbon
Overall 45" 1.14m
Scabbard Leather w/Steel Fittings

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Price

387.90 / 446.09

(Including VAT at 20%)

Italian Dagger

Product Code: CS-88ITD

Italian Dagger

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 17.1oz 0.48kg
Blade Length 12¾" 32.4cm
Handle 658" 16.8cm
Steel 1055 Carbon
Overall 1938" 49.2cm
Scabbard Leather/Wood w/Steel Fittings

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Price

215.10 / 247.37

(Including VAT at 20%)