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The era of the long sword spanned almost three centuries (approximately 1350 to 1650).... more
Product information "Italian Dagger, Companion for the Italian Longsword"
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 armoured 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 armour was encountered, blows with the edge were marginally effective and were often abandoned in favour 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 armour. The Cold Steel reconstruction of the swords is modelled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance slightly favours thrusting attacks, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too and can deliver some down right ferocious blows. 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. Additional available: Companion dagger for the Italian long sword Since Cold Steel's Italian Long Sword is light and well balanced enough to use in one hand they offered 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 favours attacks with the point over the edge and is stiff and strong enough to parry any sword. Both sword and dagger are coming with a leather-covered wooden scabbard with steel fittings. Detailsfor Italian dagger: Blade Length: approx. 33 cm (12 3/4") Overall Length: approx. 49 cm (19 3/8") Hilt Length: approx. 16 cm (6 5/8") Blade Material: 1055 Carbon steel Weight: approx. 485 g (17.1 oz) Including a leather-covered wooden scabbard with steel fittings.
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