My swords are primarily made from 5160 High Carbon Spring Steel. I do my own heat treating and tempering. Swords are tempered to 52 degrees on the C scale. They are forged to shape and then ground to final size and shape. I use natural hardwoods from all over the world for handle material.


I made this particular single hand thrusting sword starting with quarter inch thick 5160. The blade measures 31" long, with an overerall length of 37 5/8".  This mighty sword features a tapered blade and a 22 1/2" fuller that stops eight and a half inches from the point. The widest part of the blade measures 2" wide at the hilt and tapers to 1" wide two inches from the point. The taper stops eight and a half inches from the tip. 


I used African Blackwood for the handle, which is an extremely hard and very dense wood. I made the fittings myself out of 1018 Steel. The guard is straight with a slight downward curve and measures 8 "inches wide; the wheel pommel measures right at 2". Once again, I really like how the balance turned, with the POB about 6 inches out from the guard. This is fun to swing and providing a swift and steady feeling with the follow through and ample momentum for the cross-swing. The overall weight is 2 lbs. 15 oz. 

African Blackwood Single Hand Sword

  • This Thrusting Sword has a 31 inch blade.  The overall length is 37 5/8 inches and weighs 3lbs. 11 ozs.. The blade is 1 3/4 inches wide tapering to 1 inch wide, two inches from the point.  It has 1018 steel fittings and a Cocobolo handle.   The POB is 6 inches in front of the guard. The blade is not sharpened right now, but we will sharpen for free if you want. Please allow a few extra days for this to happen.