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Sword of Homildon Hill - sale


This historical sword features a blade that is made of well-tempered 1065 high carbon steel. Features black cord-wrapped wooden grip and detailed parts with dark bronze finish. A Leather-wrapped scabbard with matching bronze fittings is included.

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in stock: 2 pcsItem physically stored in our Warehouse in Kadan, Delivery date 26-Apr at your place

270,00 €
223,14 € excl. VAT

Sword of Homildon Hill

  • Total length approx. 1107 mm
  • Blade length approx. 861 mm
  • Length of the crossguard approx. 192 mm
  • Dimensions of the pommel approx. 63.8 * 24.7. * 80 mm
  • Full tang blade, riveted at the end of the pommel
  • Width of the blade at the crossguard approx. 48.2 mm
  • Thickness of the blade at the crossguard approx. 4.1 mm
  • The blade edge is not razor-sharp, but is not quite blunt. The striking edge is approx. 1.0 mm thick
  • Width of the blade 10 cm off its point approx. 26.3 mm
  • Thickness of the blade 10 cm off its point approx. 4.2 mm
  • Etched inscription on the blade ""
  • PoB approx. 80 mm
  • Weight of the sword approx. 1544 g
  • Weight of the sheath approx. 290 g

The specifications may slightly vary from item to item.

A high-quality product made by Windlass Steelcrafts®

During the English-Scottish Wars, the King of England was preoccupied with the Hundred Years’ War in France. The border defense thereby fell largely to the Percy Family of Northumberland. During a border raid, the Scottish leader, Archibald IV, Earl of Douglas, was captured at a battle on Homildon Hill by the Percys, led by the younger Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy. Henry IV demanded the prisoner so he could collect the ransom himself. This demand, though obeyed, was the seed that began the long Percy Family revolt that ended years later with the Battle of Bramham Moor. Hotspur was considered the greatest knight of the realm and held honour sacred.

We have named this hand and half sword for Hotspur and that battle. The fullers are engraved in Latin with the inscription Who lives in falsehood slays his soul; whose speech is false, his honour, something Hotspur took to heart.

Included in these categories: Renaissance swords

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