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.
The 5160 spring steel blade is 30-3/4″ long, 2″ wide at the base and tapers to 1″ wide 5″ from the point. There is a narrow fuller on the face of the blade extending approximately 22″. The blade is Marquenched and tempered to HRc52. The blade is quite rigid, having a sharpened ovate cross-section near the point for delivering strong thrusts.
The guard and pommel are mild steel. The guard is a subtle bow-tie style approx. 6″ wide. The handle is sandwiched Poplar wood wrapped in #7 linen cord and red chrome-tanned leather. The hilt is secured permanently with a 1/2″ long counter-sunk nut.
The sword weighs 2.35lbs., and has a CoG 5″ from the cross.
The sword is provided with a hardwood scabbard covered in brown leather.
This arming sword’s style is appropriate anywhere from the 12th-14thC. It has great blade-presence for powerful cutting and precise thrusts. Presented with a ‘working finish’ this is a sword meant to be used.