English greatsword

This is a copy of Wallace Collection sword A474, from around 1450. Though big, it is beautifully balanced for two handed use, allowing for sweeping cuts, and it must have been a fearsome sight having a knight swinging this huge sword coming at you across the battlefield. The grip is wood covered in leather, the hilt and fittings are steel, and the sword comes with a wood, steel, and leather scabbard. I love big swords, and this is a truly impressive example, one of the largest commercially available swords on the market today. (And the hilt and scabbard are blue leather. "Blue leather on a sword, Mal. How cool is that?")

(original, courtesy of The Wallace Collection)

length: 57"
blade: 43 5/8"
blade width: 1 15/16" at base
blade width: 1 1/8" midway
blade width: 1/2" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 12 3/4"
guard: 11 3/4"
wrap: 9 3/4"
balance point: 3 1/4" from guard (!)
weight (sword): 4 lb 10.0 oz
weight (sword and sheath): 5 lb 7 oz