HD Russell

Broadswords from this time would have weighed around 2.5 pounds and been anywhere from 30 to 45 inches with the pommel on the hilt acting as a counter weight, so when it was swung in a wide arc the precision was deep and deadly.

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 ​Sword was excavated in Northern Europe, likely Germany given the style and make of the blade. Believed to be from the early 1300s. Sword has remained exactly as found at time of excavation. When in use this sword would have edges which were extremely sharp as was common for the era. This sword would have been 7 to 12 inches longer than what it is now. 

From The Met's Collection.

​Hilt Detail

Pommel

Grip

​Cross-guard

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/25601


Date:
possibly 12th–early 13th century

Culture:
Western European

Medium:
Iron

Dimensions:
L. 37 3/4 in. (95.9 cm); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 9 oz. (1158 g)Type your paragraph here.