Our single-hand Marshall Sword sets new standards of quality and authenticity in broadsword construction. The sword is based on an original, now in a British museum, used by one of England's finest knights, Sir William Marshall, who served the crown faithfully under Henry II, Richard the Lionheart and Jack Lackland. ; ; The Marshall Sword is available with either a forged high-carbon steel blade (XC-0002HS) or a forged - folded Swedish powder steel blade (XC-1002HS). Both blades are identical in handling characteristics and both are tempered to a tough HRC 54. ; ; The blade section features a central ridged fuller and full-length distal taper - a tough test for the bladesmith but resulting in a superb combination of speed and strength. The grip is leather wrapped and laced and the guard and pommel are elegant in their functional simplicity. The scabbard is leather-covered with steel mounts. Truly a sword for the connoisseur. ; ; See model XC6402HS for the "practical" version of the Marshall sword. ; ; Key Features: ; - Authentic replica of a museum piece ; - Excellent balance ; - Fully functional ; ; Specifications: ; Overall length: 40" ; Blade length: 33 1/4" ; Handle length: 6 3/4" ; Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz. ; Point of Balance: 8" ; Point of Percussion: 23" ; Width at Guard: 1.83" ; Width at Tip: .91" ; Thickness at Guard: .22" ; Thickness at Tip: .18" ; ; Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.