The 5160 spring steel blade is Marquenched and tempered to HRc52-54, excepting the shoulder and tang, which are drawn to HRc45-48. The blade is 30-1/8″ long, 1-7/8 inches wide at the base and tapers in profile to 1″ wide approximately 4 inches from the point. It is .225″ thick at the base, and tapers in thickness to .087″ approx. 4″ from the point.
The hilt is 5-5/8″ long. The guard is hand-forged mild steel, the pommel is fabricated from mild steel. The handle is 4-3/16″ long, and is made from sandwiched Poplar wrapped in #7 Linen cord and green chrome-tanned garment leather. The hilt is permanently assembled.
The sword weighs 2lbs.-5oz., and the CoG is 4-1/2″ from the cross. The sword is provided with the wooden core for a scabbard (this is made to be covered in leather or fabric- it is not a finished scabbard)
Swords of this form are generally held to date to the 12th-13th C., and intended as a sidearm for use on the battlefield. Very nice handling sword, with plenty of cutting power.
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!