Man at Arms (MAA) LaFontaine Sword of War
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.
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. It was not carried on a belt or baldric, but rather 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 counterbalancing 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 Cold Steel®'s signature Man at Arms style, the LaFontaine Sword of War features a 1050 high carbon steel blade that has been deeply blued to an inky black sheen. It is fully sharpened and supplied complete with a thick leather and steel scabbard.
- Material: 1050 high carbon steel with gun metal finish
- Overall length: approx. 132.1 cm
- Blade length: approx. 95.3 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 6.4 mm
- Handle length: approx. 36.8 cm
- Weight: approx. 2225 g
- Incl. leather and steel scabbard
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 88WSLFM
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: 5.00 kg