Longsword dimensions

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Longsword dimensions

Postby Stevie T » 21 Jul 2008 16:24

Hi all,

I've been looking into a few possabilities for getting hold of cheap sword blades that I can hilt up and sell on and I've come across I guy not far from me who trained as a weapons smith who is interested in hand forging some blades for me.

I have a feeling it's probably not going to be that cheap so we'll just have to see.

He needs some dimensions and steel requirements and I was hoping to get some advice from folks here on what they would like for a training longsword.

Blade length; 900mm
Tang length; 300mm
Blade width at hilt; 65mm
tip width; 10mm
edge land; 2mm
distal taper; 10mm at hilt to 2mm at tip

Flattened diamond section with 450mm fuller.

Steel EN45 - though he thinks it's a bit soft.

Will be properly tempered.

Another atlernative would be for something that I saw at the Museum of London with Matt and Magnus.

The one on the left


Blade; 900mm x 60mm
single edged till half way up the blade then oval section. All most parallel, very little distal taper.

This may also be useable for a backsword a la Silver. Though I'll be buggered if I'm going to make hilts.
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