Cold Steel 88WSLFM Man at Arms LaFontaine Sword of War 37.5" Blued 1050 Carbon Doubled Edge Blade, Leather Handle

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Description
CS88WSLFM: 88WSLFM Man at Arms LaFontaine Sword of War
Cold Steel
 
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.
Specifications
  • 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
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Cold Steel 88WSLFM Man at Arms LaFontaine Sword of War 37.5" Blued 1050 Carbon Doubled Edge Blade, Leather Handlerated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 88WSLFM Man at Arms LaFontaine Sword of War 37.5" Blued 1050 Carbon Doubled Edge Blade, Leather Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jeremy
Salt Lake City
Jan 27, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: Finish, None
Surprisingly maneuverable.
The ascetics drew me to this sword but the weight made me doubt. It turns out to be very maneuverable and the complex guard is very balancing. I suggest a thread lock gel be used on the pommel if you plan to cut with it, I also removedo the black blade finish (I prefer to polish and oil rather then depend on a "rust resistant finish"). It's a great longsword on the "large" end of the scale imo.

 

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