The Marquenched 5160 spring-steel blade is 2″ wide at the base and 30-3/4″ long. It has a lenticular cross-section, and is fullered on either side for approx. 22-1/2-23″. The blade is .245″ thich at the base of the blade, and tapers in thickness to .122″ approx. 3″ from the point. The point is reinforced for thrusting. The sword is lightly convex-ground to an appleseed edge.
The hilt furniture is sculpted from brass. The handle is poplar wood, wrapped in #7 Linen cord and chrome-tanned green leather. The hilt is permanently mounted.
The sword weighs 2lb.7oz., and the CoG is 5″ from the cross. The sword is provided with a wooden core for a scabbard.
In the style of swords from the 12th-14th century, this stout cut-and-thrust arming sword is agile, but has excellent blade presence.
The 31″ 5160 spring-steel blade is Marquenched and tempered to HRc53. The blade is 1-7/8″ wide at the base and expands to 2-1/2″ at it’s widest point. The blade is .250″ thick at the base and tapers to .045″ 1″ from the tip. The blade is flat-ground with an appleseed edge. There is a decorative groove approx. 1/4″ from the spine.
The guard and pommel are made from mild steel. The handle is made from sandwiched Poplar wood wrapped in #7 Linen cord and covered in green leather. The hilt is permanently assembled.
The sword weights 3lbs.3oz. The CoG is 5-1/4″ from the cross.
The sword is provided with a wood scabbard-core.
This falchion is in the style of swords from the 13th-14th Century, and it is a BEAST. It’s not light but it handles very well, and it will be a crazy-good cutting sword!
It was also a major PITA to grind… it’s unlikely that I’ll make another anytime soon!
This sword is also a Tinker/Trim hybrid; Angus supplied the heat-treated rough-machined blade and I put my own spin on it and finished it up.
The Marquenched 5160 spring steel blade is 24-1/4′ long and 1-1/2″ wide at the base. The blade is .210″ thick at the base and tapers in thickness to 0.10″ thick 3″ from the point. the blade is tempered to HRc52-54, excepting the shoulder and tang, which are drawn down to HRc45-48. The blade has a robust appleseed edge.
The hilt furniture is mild steel, and the handle is sandwiched Poplar wrapped in #7 linen cord, then covered in green leather.
The sword weighs 1lb.9oz., and the CoG is 2-3/4″ from the guard. The sword is provided with a wood-core scabbard covered in leather.
A ‘Riding Sword’ is a light, often shorter than normal sword worn with civilian clothes, either for self-defense, as an identifier of social status or both. In a sense this is a sword for knife-fighting, as it is not meant to take on fully armed and armored combatants on the battlefield. This sword is in the style of the 14th or 15th C.
Would make a very nice walking around sword for events, and would be well suited to smaller persons or (with proper supervision) as a child’s first real sword.