This sidesword is a composite of a reproduction of an existant blade and hilt, pommel and grip of my own design.
The original sword is located in the civilian armoury of Vienna (Bürgerliches Zeughaus), object 161.890.1
The reproduction of the blade is as close to the original as possible, yet with less decoration and blunt for sparring use.
- Overall length: 1045mm
- Blade length: 904mm
- Crossguard length: 188mm
- Blade width at base: 30mm
- Point of balance: 150mm
- Weight: 920g
This sword has been used for two years before the photos were taken.
All images © Stefan Feichtinger, if not otherwise noted.
Fortner F, Schrattenecker J. Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus. De Lo Schermo. http://www.rapier.at/download/197/
. Published 2015. Accessed 2020.