Zweihänder Sword // Two Handed Longsword
The German Zweihänder is derived from a 14th century longsword popular among German and Swiss mercenaries. This sword marked the finale of the trend of increasing sword sizes of the late Middle Ages. When completed, this sword more closely resembled a thrusting polearm (a spear-like weapon such as the Svärdstav) than a longsword. In fact, soldiers carrying the sword fought in a pike formation, commonly used with polearms.
The Zweihänder weighed more than 4.5 pounds and were a minimum of 4.5 feet long. Some longer Zweihänder, primarily used for ceremonial purposes, were up to ten pounds and seven feet long. Due to its size, the Zweihänder was worn around the shoulder rather than in a sheath. Soldiers who excelled in its use gained the title “Master of the Long Sword”, or “Meister des langen Schwertes” in German. The sword fell out of favor in the end of the 16th century but continued to be used in ceremonial use throughout the 17th century.
49"L x 6"W x 2"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 30 Days
— Blade Length: 42"
— Blade Material: Damascus Steel
— Blade Thickness: 2"
— Blade Hardness: 53 HRC
— Blade Style: Zweihänder
— Blade Grind: V-Grind
— Blade Type: Fixed
— Blade Finish: Matte
— Handle Material: Wood
— Handle Thickness: 2"
— Handle Length: 7"
— Tang: Hidden
— Overall Length: 49"
— Weight (Oz): 54
— Sheath Material: Leather
— Sheath Origin: Pakistan
Note: Damascus steel can rust if not cared for properly. Do not keep Damascus steel in a leather sheath for long periods of time, as the leather can cause the steel to rust. Please be aware Damascus steel products will arrive fully coated in a protective, non-toxic mineral oil, which can be easily washed off before use. Damascus steel should be regularly oiled with any household oil over the course of its life to prevent corrosion.
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