This sword is inspired by the beautiful long swords favored in areas of Germanic influence during the mid to late 15th century.
It has a long hollow ground blade with edges that arc gracefully to an acute point. The raised midrib gives this blade a good stiffness for its weight while the keen edges are crisp and well defined.
The blade is a classic example of a type classified as Oakeshott XVIIIb (according to The Sword in the Age of Chivalry), combining efficient width at the cutting section with a strong awl-shaped point. The grip is of hexagonal section and has the typical waisted profile.
The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with cord and covered with the highest grade vegetable-tanned calfskin. (see grip color choices below.)
This is the goal for this design: a quick, responsive and efficient cutter with a forward pivot point placed close to the point. A hollow ground blade can have a thick and stiff spine and still be relatively light for its size. This is an important aspect of this design.
The Earl is also available with a period half-wire wrap (at an additional charge.)
Please be sure to specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.
Total length: 48" (122 cm)
Blade length: 37" (94 cm)
Blade width at base: 2" (5 cm)
CoG: 4.58" (11.7 cm)
CoP: 22" (56 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz (1.5 kg)