Custom Aged Hercules Knot Reitschwert

Product image 1Custom Aged Hercules Knot Reitschwert
Product image 2Custom Aged Hercules Knot Reitschwert
Product image 3Custom Aged Hercules Knot Reitschwert

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Overall Length: 46.5"

Blade Length: 38.9"

Blade Width: 1.56"

Blade Thickness: .25" tapering to less than a .0625"

Fuller Width: .1875"

Fuller Length: 8.6"

Ricasso Length: 2"

Guard Width: 10.4"

Grip Length: 4.5"

Balance Point: 5" from quillon block


Weight: 3.4 pounds

Starting in the mid-15th Century the knightly sword began to acquire a more complex hilt. The need for additional protection for the hand and a desire to have a sword serviceable for use in both the military and civilian context drove these developments. By the middle of the 16th Century the northern European countries developed a style of sword with the complex hilt and a blade well suited for use by cavalry and referred to it as a "Reitschwert".

This elegant example of such a sword illustrates the robust and economical form of hilt these swords often favored. It is highlighted by the use of the Hercules Knot on the back guard. The sword has a patina to create the illusion of age and wear. This piece was designed and executed by G. Bentson and I. Wall.

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