Long knife, Langmesser Mauritius de Luxe
- Total length approx. 950 mm
- Blade length approx. 736 mm
- Handle length approx. 124 mm
- The handle is made of hardwood. The kind, color and grain of the natural wood may vary depending on the available material. The sword smith takes e.g. ovangkol, mahogany, beech or oak wood.
- Length of the guard approx. 109 mm
- Length of the upright piece protruding from the guard is approx. 40 mm
- The cross-section of the handle at the holding position is approximately 28.3 x 25.7 mm
- The butt (end of the handle) has a cross section of approx. 49.45 x 34.5 mm
- The fuller is approx. 513 mm long and approx. 8 mm wide
- Cross-section of the blade at the guard approx. 39.1 x 4.2 mm
- The blade has a flat hollow grind on both sides
- Cross section of the blade 10 cm off the blade point is approx. 30.8 x 3.7 mm
- Hewing blade with one-side-grind
- The back of the blade is approx. 4.1 mm thick
- The striking edge is at guard approx. 1.8 mm thick and approx. 1.8 mm thick 10 cm off the blade point
- The point of balance (POB) is approx. 5.0 cm off the cross-guard
- Weight approx. 1230 g
Due to the individual manual production, the specifications vary slightly from sword to sword. Made in Czechia.
This is one of the best bladed weapons in the Sword class B
This weapon is made by of one of the best swordsmiths in Czechia. His bladed weapons are generally an "artistic license" of historical originals. They are the result of decades-long-experience and discussions with historians, swordsmen and colleagues in the industry. If the replica does not directly correspond to the preserved original, it is based on contemporary iconography, illuminations and its final form is a "well informed stylization".
The blade is made of spring steel for dynamic strain CSN 14260 (DIN 54SiCr6, GOST 60S2CHA) or CSN 15260 (50CrV4 DIN 1.8159). The steel is heated to 820-860° C and then immersed into oil. The steel is then tempered at 540-680° C according to the prescribed technical standards in computer-controlled-ovens. The first kind of steel has a slightly higher elasticity, the second one can be slightly more hardened. Both types of steel are hardened to a hardness of 48.5 +/- 2 HRc.
This weapon is designed for experienced fencers who prefer light swords with flexible blades and who use rather their head than force in sword combats. The anti-break-warranty for the blade refers only to material defects. The warranty does not cover natural wear of the blade and the grip. The guard is riveted (not soldered) to the blade. It may happen that the rivet connection gets loosened after some time and the sword begins to rattle during combat. This is a sign of wear that does not affect the function of the sword, does not diminish its quality or worsen the safety of the swordsman.
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