Knight's Edge (Stage Steel) Double-Handed Broadswords
I picked these up a while back, in the hopes that I'd be able to
use them in a reenactment or WMA capacity, before I knew much about
the sorts of swords that would be used for such things. The story
is pretty much the same as with my Starfire sword.
It turns out that these are very heavy, despite having rather short
blades for two-handed use, and as a result I think they go beyond just
tiring you out... they'd probably be downright dangerous to use without
armor, unless used in a purely choreographed stage setting.
However, I've found a really good use for them. At Pennsic or other
such events, these are the swords I don't mind pounding into the
ground to prop up a shield against or hang a lantern from. As
decorative items that I don't need to be gentle with, they're great. :)
One is already showing minor rust on the guard and pommel from being outdoors
for several days at Pennsic in 2006, including a pretty good rain one night.
In terms of the feel, despite the relatively short blade for a two-handed
weapon, and the close-in center of gravity, the overall weight makes them
feel cumbersome and slow.
||40 inches (101.6 cm)|
||28 inches (71.12 cm)|
||12 inches (30.48 cm)|
|Blade Width at base
||1 ½ inches (3.81 cm)|
||7 inches (17.78 cm)|
||5 ½ pounds (2.5 kg)|
|Center of Gravity
||2 inches from guard (5.08 cm)|