Original 19th Century Victorian Copy of a 14th Century Two-Handed Longsword
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of a masterfully crafted longsword. These Victorian swords, armor, shields and helmets are very collectible and as they were made specially for museum exhibition to a standard so high that “Museum curators cannot tell the difference between the copies and the originals, and this is one of them!
A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for primarily two-handed use (around 15 to 30 cm or 6 to 12 in), with this one being just over 5 inches, a straight double-edged blade of around 80 to 110 cm (31 to 43 in), this one being 31 inches and weighing approximately 1 to 1.5 kg (2 lb 3 oz to 3 lb 5 oz).
The "longsword" type exists in a morphological continuum with the medieval knightly sword and the Renaissance-era Zweihänder. It was prevalent during the late medieval and Renaissance periods (approximately 1350 to 1550), with early and late use reaching into the 12th and 17th centuries.
The sword is in good condition but due to material shrinkage, the brass crossguard is extremely loose and is misshapen.
A lovely example ready for display.
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