Cold Steel 88WSLFM Man at Arms LaFontaine Sword of War 37.5" Blued 1050 Carbon Doubled Edge Blade, Leather Handle
CS88WSLFM: 88WSLFM Man at Arms LaFontaine Sword of War
Designed by noted swordsman Luke LaFontaine and bearing his name, the LaFontaine Sword of War combines elements of a 16th Century "Sword of War" with a "Complex Hilt Longsword".
Not carried on a belt or baldric, rather it was held in hand, rested on the shoulder or simply carried by a manservant or page.
Designed primarily for battlefield combat, it was almost as big as a Zweihander or a Great Sword; with a long double edged blade, elaborate ring guards, counter guards and peaked quillons, a closed ricasso for looping a finger through the cross for added control, and a heavy counter-balancing pommel that made a fearsome weapon in its own right!
A versatile and complex weapon with many advantages that should be apparent to any historical European martial artist, it was also a symbol of prestige that said much about the status and prowess of its wielder. Made in Cold Steel's signature "Man at Arms" style, the LaFontaine Sword of War features a 1055 carbon steel blade that has been deeply blued to an inky black sheen. The LaFontaine Sword of War is fully sharpened and supplied complete with a thick leather and steel scabbard.
- Item Number: 88WSLFM
- Blade Length: 37.5"
- Overall Length: 52"
- Blade Material: 1050 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.25"
- Scabbard Material: Black Leather With Steel Fittings
- Weight: 78.5 oz.
- Designer: Luke LaFontaine