The year 1066 AD will forever be known as the turning point of British history with the Norman invasion, lead by Duke William “The Conqueror”, soon became the first Norman King of England. This magnificent sword represents the epitome of this heroic man. The long, wide fuller down the blade lightens the weight, making it a formidable weapon. The Brazil-nut shaped pommel has been inset with the battle cross of William, as well as the blade’s fuller.More information
Sword William the Conqueror, circa 1066
- Blade of 1065 High Carbon Steel
- Overall length of the sword approx. 1010 mm
- Blade length approx. 839 mm
- The blade edge is approx. 1 mm thick
- The cross-guard is approx. 229 mm long
- The blade at the guard is approx. 48 mm wide and 4,2 mm thick
- Point of Balance approx. 10 cm
- Weight of the sword approx. 1690 g
- Weight incl. scabbard approx. 2118 g
Specs can vary slightly from sword to sword.
Premium Quality, made by Windlass Steelcrafts®
As legend goes, upon landing on the shores of England for the first time William fell flat on his face. Upon rising, he turned and said, “I have already grasped my Kingdom.” The straight hilt has been inscribed with this phrase in Latin: Jam Accepisse Regnum. Finally, the sturdy wooden grip has been covered in a deep, blood red leather and has been wound with a braided silver wire. Accompanying this fine blade is a wooden scabbard, covered in a brown leather and embossed with the cross of the Conqueror. A matching blood red belt with period ties is attached.
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