The Middle Ages was an extremely violent era in history featuring battles in both Europe and the Holy Land when the crusades, and the crusaders who fought them, were numerous. Medieval swords were the primary weapon of the knights. A knight was expected to protect those less of lesser rank than him and to hold himself to the highest standards of combat. Wherever a knight went you would find his sword at his side. A knight and his weapon were inseparable. This medieval sword is made from carbon steel with a straight cruciform cross-guard and semi-circle pommel. The grip is wood that has been wrapped in rexin. A fuller runs down the middle almost the entire length of the blade. This sword is full tang and battle ready with a peened pommel. Peening is the method historically used for most of the pre-industrial era. It fixes the pommel permanently to the tang. This durable blade is strong and ready for re-enactments or tournaments. Included is a wooden scabbard with a rexin wrap and steel locket and chape. Overall Length in Scabbard: 40.25 Inches.