Cold Steel 88WGS Two Handed Great Sword
The Two Handed Great Sword is the largest sword that Cold Steel offers. But don't let its size fool you, as there is nothing awkward or clumsy about this awesome sword. Sure it's big and meant to be carried over the shoulder instead of in a scabbard, but it's extremely well balanced and easily wielded by people of larger stature and physical strength.
Weighing 6 lbs. 13.5 oz. with a 39 7/8" high carbon steel blade, it will make short work of pikemen or swordsmen and will prove equally effective against modern rifle butts and bayonets.
To protect the hands from opposing weapons, it features a large guard with side rings plus integral parrying hooks that allow the blade to be shortened for close range slashing and stabbing attacks.
The handle is made of wood and covered with leather and is extra long to afford a full two handed grip. What's more, it's capped by a heavy steel pommel that helps counter balance its long blade and serves as an effective weapon in its own right.
The Two Handed Great Sword is sturdy, strong and battle ready. If you're looking for the ultimate in big performance oriented swords, your search is over.
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- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Rc hardness: 60-64
- Blade Length: 39 7/8"
- Handle Length: 15 3/8"
- Length Overall: 55 1/4"
- Weight: 109.5 oz.
- Country of Origin: China
More about 1055 Carbon steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly suited to applications where strength and impact resistance is valued above all other considerations and will produce blades of almost legendary toughness.</p