LK Chen Munich Town Guard sword take inspiration from iconic battle sword crafted by the fame German sword maker Wolfgang Stantler. c1600 in the early 17th century, commonly know today as the Munich Town Guard sword.
The Town guard swords are in essence medieval single-hand arming swords with the addition of protective bars to take the place of the plate gauntlet. While post-dating the Oakeshott's medieval sword typology, Munich Town Guard typically correspond to Oakeshott Type XV and XVIII blades, balancing cutting and thrusting abilities by starting broad at the guard and tapering dramatically to an acute point.
German-speaking countries embraced this robust and versatile designs for the battle field while took advantage of the innovative protective hilt.
The Town Guard's thick forte and tang, strong profile and distal taper, complex hilt and wire-bound grip combine to create a lively weapon that also is heavy enough to withstand and excel at use against armored opponents on a crowded battlefield.
Powerful, beautiful but subdued, this is practical sword one can rely on in the battlefield or in any confrontation.
Many of Stantler's battle swords can be found outside Germany in collections throughout the world including the Royal Armories, Armories of the Dukes of Burgundy and Higgins Armory Museum and Wallace collection.
Total Length: 102 cm (40.15")
Blade Length: 80 cm (31.49")
Width at guard: 45 mm
Taper to acute sharp point at the tip.
Thickness near the hilt: 6.5 mm
Thickness near the tip: 2 mm
Weight: 1419 g (3 lb. 2 ounces)
Point Of Balance at approx. 3 cm from hilt.
Steel GB 60Si2MnA
High Carbon Manganese Spring Steel (Compare to AISI/SAE 5160 spring steel) Element % 60Si2MnA AISI/SAE 5160
Carbon 0.56-0.64 0.56-0.61
Silicon 1.60-2.00 0.15-0.35
Manganese 0.60-0.90 0.75-1.00
Phosphorus <=0.030 <=0.035
Sulfur <=0.030 <=0.040
Chromium <=0.35 0.70-0.90
Nickel <=0.35 <=0.25
Hardness 52-54 HRC.
Medium to Low firing and through quenching for hardness
Hand guard and pommel: Stainless Steel
Handle wrap: Steel wire wrapped with "Turkish head" wire knots decorated on both end of the handle.
Scabbard : Black fine top grain leather over wood core
Scabbard chape: Stainless Steel