Italian War Sword - 501233
Italian War Sword
While the rapier as carried by the civilian population, many military men held it in great distain, considering it effiminate. Some took this to the degree where they had older, medieval cutting style blades mounted on more modern hilts. This sword is certainly a prime example of this practice with its wide cutting blade mounted on a slightly "S" curved quillion cross guard with simple finger ring protection. Features a rough out, leather over wood grip and wheel pommel with floral decoration. Very much a heavy cutting sword, scabbard included. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.