Cold Steel® Man at Arms (MAA) Italian Long Sword with scabbard
This is the Man at Arms (MAA) version of Cold Steel®'s original Italian Long Sword (Product No. CST-88ITS).
The medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms. To honor these rugged, salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel® has created a range of true journeyman's weapons called the Man at Arms Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the gleaming blades and polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel®'s high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance. The fully sharpened and blued blades have a distinctive gun metal finish that complements the black handles. And when well-oiled, they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel®'s finest blades, but at a markedly reduced price. If you always wanted a Cold Steel® piece but couldn't afford one, this collection is made for you.
The era of the long sword spanned almost three centuries (approx. from 1350 to 1650). This, undoubtedly, was because it really worked! This sword featured a distinctive cruciform hilt, a long double-edged blade and was equally adept at opposing lightly and heavily armored foes. Its extra-long blade offered the necessary reach and leverage for powerful stabbing and cutting strokes while its long cross guard and heavy pommel were useful for hooking and striking. When heavy plate armor was encountered, blows with the edge were marginally effective and were often abandoned in favor of a half-swording technique, where one hand grips the hilt and the other the blade in order to direct the point better and to thrust at the small gaps and joints of the suit of armor more accurately.
Cold Steel®'s reconstruction is modeled on the Italian concept of sword design. The blade and balance slightly favor thrusting attacks, however, the cutting edges are also astonishingly effective. Additionally, the simple cruciform hilt is also all business, with its long downturned cross guard and counterbalancing fish-tail pommel.
The MAA Italian long sword comes with a leather scabbard with blued steel fittings.
1090 High Carbon Steel
1090 high carbon steel is an excellent choice for larger fixed blades. It takes and holds a good edge while remaining tough enough to withstand even Cold Steel®'s brutal stress tests. It is a good all-around performance high carbon steel that is very forgiving under shock.
- Blade material: 1090 high carbon steel with gun metal finish
- Overall length: approx. 119.4 cm
- Handle length: approx. 29.2 cm
- Blade length: approx. 90.2 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 6.35 mm
- Weight: approx. 1389 g
Including leather scabbard with blued steel fittings
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 88ITSM
Video about Cold Steel®'s original Italian Long Sword (Product No. CST-88ITS) and Italian Dagger (Product No. CST-88ITD):
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.
Shipping weight: 1.90 kg