Cold Steel 88NOR Norman Sword 30" Carbon Steel Blade, Black Leather Handle
CS88NOR: 88NOR Norman Sword
The Norman lust for battle and ravenous desire for land and treasure can, like their famous sword, be undoubtedly traced to their Viking forefathers who wrenched their homeland in northwestern France from the hands of Charles the Simple in the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in 911 AD.
Never satisfied with their lot, it wasn't long before they once again took up their broad, double-edged swords and set sail across the English Channel to conquer Britian most famously, at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 AD.
Now Cold Steel is pleased to offer you a battle ready version of this famous sword. Like the originals, it offers a long wide blade with combat sharp edges and a very useful point. To ensure it's light enough to be easily wielded with one hand, Cold Steel added a single broad fuller in the center of the blade that serves to reduce weight, improve balance and add the stiffness needed to withstand heavy blows.
The hilt of the Norman Sword is also reminiscent of many surviving originals with upturned, spatulated quillons, leather-over-wood grip, and a modified "cocked hat" pommel. This pommel shape was specially chosen because it allows more room for the hand while counter-balancing the blade and serving as a weapon in its own right.
- Item Number: 88NOR
- Blade Length: 30"
- Overall Length: 37.25"
- Blade Material: 1055 Carbon Steel
- Blade Finish: Black
- Handle Material: 7.25" Long. Leather Wrapped
- Scabbard Material: Leather/Wood with Steel Fittings
- Weight: 35.8 oz.
- Made in China
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.