Blackfencer's Sidesword is one of our best sellers. Fencers love the elegance of the design and the handling, as well as the protection offered by the knuckle bow and covered ricasso. Pair with a buckler for maximum Marozzo!
2 lbs, 4.4 oz
37 1/2 inches blade length
4 inches from cross point of balance
9 3/4 inches cross width
4 inches grip-able handle length
2 1/4 inches ricasso
43 1/4 inches overall length
1 1/2 inches to 3/4 inches blade width (cross to tip)
1/2 inch average blade thickness, tapers toward tip
Blackfencer Leckuchner Messer (Left Handed)
When you think "messer," you should think of one name: Leckuchner. So of course, we have messers shaped just like the ones in his manuscript. A classic clipped point with straight lines, this is a good looking and feeling sword. This messer is designed specifically for left-handed fencers.
1 lb, 13.8 oz
4 inches from cross point of balance
8 1/2 inches grip-able handle
2 inches to 1/2 inch blade width (cross to tip)
26 1/2 inches blade length
7 1/4 inches cross width
36 inches overall length
1 1/2 inch ring (nagel) height
Blackfencer 1821 Three Bar Hilt Sabre
Enjoy saber, but want more protection for your hand? The Three Bar Hilt Sabre is the one for you! The additional width provided by the extra bars provides more safety for your hand than a simple D guard, while still affording the space and maneuverability you've come to expect from a sparring saber.
2 lb, 2 oz
3 1/2 inches from cross point of balance
33 1/4 inch blade length
1 1/2 inch to 1 1/8 inch blade width (cross to tip)
5 inch grip-able handle length
2 1/2 to 2 inches space between handle and guard
Blackfencer Spear (Short)
The short spear has a high level of flexibility, yet maintains an imposing appearance. At South Coast Swords, we often mount these on rattan poles for additional flexibility and safety.
19 3/4 inches blade length
25 3/4 inches overall length
2 inches to 3/4 inch blade width
1/2 inch to 1/4 inch blade thickness
Blackfencer Arming Sword (Sharp Simulator)
So you like fighting with swords, but you're worried about losing fingers? The Scotts (and others around the world) came to the same conclusion. Put a basket on it!
Blackfencer's take on this classic sword is wonderfully balanced, zinc coated for rust resistance, and durable enough for years of sparring to come.
2 lb, 12.1 oz
2.5 inches from guard point of balance
33 inch blade length
2 inches to 1 inch blade width (cross to tip)
4 3/4 inches handle length
2 inches basket clearance (internally)
6 inches outer basket width
38 3/4 inches overall length
1/2 inch blade thickness tapering
Blackfencer Danzig Langes Messer
The "classic" shape people have been buying and loving for years from South Coast Swords is accentuated by the swelled point on the false edge. This messer is appropriate for any messer system. With the long handle, there is plenty of space to fit a second hand or to do wrapping techniques when needed.
Arms & Armor
DUKE OF URBINO SWORD - OAKESHOTT TYPE XV - OXBLOOD HANDLE
Based on Original: Circa 1380-1410 Italian, Private Collection
Overall length: 37.5"
Blade Length: 31"
Blade Width: 2"
Guard Width: 8.6"
Grip Length: 4.5"
Balance Point: 3.25"
Weight: 2.6 lbs
This sword is typified as an Oakeshott Type XV of classic form by its tapering stout blade, wheel pommel and straight cross guard. A style of sword that was popular with the fighting men of Southern and Eastern Europe from the 13th to the 15th Century. There are many examples illustrated in Italian art of first half of the 15th Century in particular.
This sword would have been an excellent weapon for a Knight of the period with a strong blade well suited to the thrust as well as the cut. Period fight manuals, such as the Flower of Battle by Fiore dei Liberi depict just such swords.
The pommel of the original sword was inset with a copper coin depicting the Duke of Urbino. While our supply of 14th century copper coins does not allow us to include one, you may want to add your own decoration to the pommel by gluing something into the insets as they did on the original.
Arms & Armor
BOHEMIAN BROADSWORD - OAKESHOTT TYPE XVIA
Based on Original: Circa 1480-1510, Private Collection
• Overall Length: 44"
• Blade Length: 36.5"
• Blade Width: 1.75"
• Quillon Width: 8"
• Grip Length: 5"
• Balance Point: 6.38"
• Weight: 2.6 lbs
This broadsword exhibits a hexagonal cross-sectioned blade with a narrow fuller down the forte. The thickness of the blade dramatically tapers to the point to give an excellent balance for the cut; a detail often missed by many modern manufacturers. This style of sword was popular in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and again in the later part of the 15th century, when this sword was made. The furniture on this sword illustrates the writhen or twisted branch like forms favored by the craftsmen of central Europe. The grip is hardwood covered in leather with a stitched seam and shrunk to fit the elegantly shaped handle.