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Black Prince Sword
Late 14th century Hand and a Half Sword (Type: XVa) - The original sword, which rests in a private collection in England, is thought to possibly be the sword of Edward the Black Prince. The Black Prince, son of Edward III and father of Richard II, was known as a great warrior. The sword was removed from its resting place during the English Civil War, Cromwell being blamed for its disappearance.
Our design features a distilled taper 33 1/4" high carbon steel blade with strong tang that is peened onto the pommel. The handle is hard-wood then wrapped in leather. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel. The handle is wood, wrapped in leather. With Stell bands underneath. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, blackened and fitted onto a full tang that is peened over top of the spacer for Historical reasons and for strength and durability.
The blade is 3/16" high carbon spring steel with a full hefty tang. We tested it on several 2"x4" standing up and split them with no marring on the blade. We then tested it on a 2"x4" cross ways resting on each side on a solid rest and came straight down. It did not cut all the way through but it did cut deep and again did not mar the blade or edge. We then went to the ultimate test Steel-to-SteelSM. We did 9 good blows, it nicked the blade but did not break the blade not break the tang or handle in either of these test.