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The Side Sword was a military sword of the 16th and 17th century Renaissance period that also achieved popularity among civilians, due to its relatively light weight and quickness. It also had an advantage over its contemporary, the rapier, in having the ability to cut efficiently as well as thrust. Side swords were often the weapon of choice for sword and buckler fighting. Paul Chen's side sword, based on a German original, is a beautifully proportioned piece that balances very well. The “swept” hilt affords excellent hand protection and the blade geometry makes for outstanding performance in both the cut and the thrust.  The coss guard, pommel and wire grip are constructed of easy maintenance and strong stainless steel, with the wire grip receiving a lace silver wire trim.  The live blade is tempered 5160 carbon steel and is 76cm in length.  The scabbard is covered in genuine leather and also receives the strong and low maintenance stainless steel throat and drag.


Overall: 41", 104cm
Blade Length: 33", 84cm
Handle Length: 5 1/2", 14cm
Weight: 2lb 11oz, 1.22kg
Point of Balance: 3 1/2", 9cm
Blade Steel: 5160
Handle Material: Leather

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Renaissance Side Sword 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade Kingston Arms

SKU: SM22030
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