CAS-Iberia Steel-Hilt "Hand and a Half"
purchased roughly around 2001
Like my CAS Lionheart, this one
has ended up being a garb sword, often in conjunction with my
crusades-era outfits. Thus the rust visible on the hilt. Obviously
I'm no longer in the mindset of having absolutely no rust anywhere
at any time. :)
The blade is a bit thick and heavy, but it's also short compared to
the large two-handed hilt, so the balance isn't bad. Because of this
relatively short blade, it's not what I'd call a "longsword", but rather
it lives up to the name of "Hand and a half". It's more of a single-hand
sword that accommodates two hands with an enlarged hilt.
Still, it works well with my 12-13c kits.
||38 ½ inches (97.79 cm)|
||27 inches (68.58 cm)|
||11 ½ inches (29.21 cm)|
||4.58 pounds (2.08 kg)|
|Center of Gravity
||3 inches from guard (7.62 cm)|
|Center of Percussion
||17-18 inches from guard (43.18 cm)|