Charles V Reproduction swordI got this sword early in my sword-buying career and admittedly it is a "wall hanger". I would not attempt to use this to fight anybody. I'm not exactly sure what they call this type of sword construction - is it poured steel? I get the sense almost that they poured the metal into a mold of some sort and then just sanded the edges :) Still, it is good to demonstrate parts of a sword with.
Here is how it compares with the other swords in size. The Charles V sword is at the bottom.
The blade says "Carolus V Imperator, in the year 1519"
The handle was silver wire wrapped but I rewrapped it for a better grip.
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