Designed by noted swordsman Luke LaFontaine and bearing his name, the LaFontaine Sword of War combines elements of a 16th Century Sword of War with a Complex Hilt Longsword.
Not carried on a belt or baldric, rather it was held in hand, rested on the shoulder or simply carried by a manservant or page.
Designed primarily for battlefield combat, it was almost as big as a Zweihander or a Great Sword; with a long double edged blade, elaborate ring guards, counter guards and peaked quillons, a closed ricasso for looping a finger through the cross for added control, and a heavy counter-balancing pommel that made a fearsome weapon in its own right!
A versatile and complex weapon with many advantages that should be apparent to any Historical European Martial Artist, it was also a symbol of prestige that said much about the status and prowess of its wielder. Made in the Cold Steel signature Man at Arms style, the LaFontaine Sword of War features a 1050 Carbon Steel blade that has been deeply blued to an inky black sheen. The LaFontaine Sword of War is fully sharpened and supplied complete with a thick leather and steel scabbard.
- Overall Length: 52.00 in.
- Blade Length: 37.50 in.
- Blade Thickness: 0.25 in.
- Blade Material: 1050 High Carbon Steel
- Blade Style: Double-Edged Dagger
- Blade Finish: Black
- Edge Type: PlainEdge
- Handle Length: 14.50 in.
- Handle Material: Leather
- Handle Color: Black
- Weight: 78.50 oz.
- Sheath: Thick Leather and Steel Scabbard
- Knife Type: Sword
- Brand: Cold Steel
- Model: MAA La Fontaine Sword of War
- Model Number: 88WSLFM