Hattin Falchion

The term hand-and-a-half is more of modern designation for a range of sword types that featured tapered blades longer than the common shorter arming swords of the time but without the double-hand grips of larger heavier war-swords. Many different swords fall into this category and many of them are as maneuverable as they are surprisingly sturdy. In full armor a heavy sword is no advantage and a narrow point on a slimmer blade is ideal for getting into the vulnerable spots on another armored combatant. At the same time, the advantage of having a faster weapon with a extended grip that could still be adroitly handled with both hands, provided knights and men-at-arms alike with a resourceful option. A sword like this also deftly employs the blade-gripping techniques called half-swording that make up such a large part of the authentic fighting methods.

The Agincourt hand and a half sword is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Filling an under served niche in available swords today, it is a slender, light, quick weapon well-suited to facing armored or unarmored adversaries. This is an agile weapon whose length and weight make it highly effective on its own in either one or two-handed fighting. But it’s equally dangerous when paired with a buckler or even a larger shield. Combining versatility with utility, the dexterity and lightness of the Agincourt betrays a dangerous fighting blade of respected martial utility. One could easily envision English long-bowmen and knights alike wielding this blackened blade on the fields of the famous and disastrous battle honored in the naming of this sword.

Hand crafted from 1065 high carbon spring steel with a darkened, battle hardened finish. Tempered to a low 50's RC. Complete with leather scabbard with belt stop. Ships with a sharpened edge.

30 1/2" overall with a 24" blade. Blade width is 1 5/8" to 2 1/4". Point of balance is 4 3/4" below hilt. Weighs around 2 pounds 14 ounces.

The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Complete with custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.
Hattin Falchion
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  • Item #: 04-0217
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Price $325.00