Custom Sword Designs!

Hello all! As I have said before in the past: One’s weapon should be of their own preference and function. Your sword should be your own!  In the heart of that principle, a friend and  I came up with our own desired sword designs and I drew them! There will be a bit of technical jargon, but hopefully you all can still appreciate the designs!

This sword design is mine!  I wish it to actually be similar to a swiss saber bastard sword– Leather-wrapped wooden upper grip, the rest of the handle is solid steel-extended pommel style.  Blade length of about 30 or 32 inches and I suppose the base of blade would be between 2 and 3 inches wide with distal taper down to 1.5 inches or so before the point.I want a fuller stretching from the guard to to last third or quarter of the blade, where the back edge will be sharpened the rest of the way down. I also want the entire hilt assembly to be about 10 or 11 inches in length, leaving the grip length at about 7 or 8 inches–enough for one hand to cover the leather-covered grip and the rest of the steel extended pommel for my second hand. POB of around 3 inches. I want a slight curve to the blade.


My Sword

This is my friend’s sword! His sword will have very similar specs to mine except that his is a tactical hand-and-a-half saber. Solid steel with cord-wrapped handle–integral guard on edge-side only and completely single-edged.

Stephen's Sword

My friend and I both appreciate the beauty of a single-edged, curved sword like those of elven fantasy design but have noticed that there is little functional quality to them since many of them do not have handguards, so we designed our own!


2 thoughts on “Custom Sword Designs!

  1. I recently purchased a hand-and-a-half saber made by Darksword Armory (recently discontinued, but if you do a search for “Darksword hand-and-a-half saber” you’ll find it… the one with the blue grip). It’s got a 30-inch straight blade that’s 1.25 inches wide at the guard, POB at 3 inches from the guard. The guard sweeps down over the lead hand leaving the pommel end open. It weighs 2 lbs. 14 oz. It’s a beautiful sword, but I now want to learn to use it. Any suggestions on instructional materials for a hand-and-a-half saber? I’m not having much luck so far because it’s such an odd duck. I wish Guy Windsor would publish a book on such a sword.

    • I’m so sorry for not getting back to you in so long! I have been so busy that I keep forgetting to be active on my blog.

      I have seen that sword and personally do not like its aesthetic. It seems technically good but I just don’t like the way it looks. I would suggest either longsword or messer techniques to use this sword. Perhaps a mix of the two would work!

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