Black Horse Blades



Großes Pferd “Great Horse” Greatsword



The Großes Pferd is 64 inches (164.5 cm) total length with a 16 inch (40.6 cm) handle and a 48 inch (121.9 cm) blade. The blade is made of Shock Seven Steel, a 125 foot pound carbon steel heat treated to 57 rc. The blade is ¼ inches (.635 cm) thick throughout the blade which still retains flex at this length. The tip is a lobe tip. The guard is also Shock Seven Steel heat treated to 57 rc. This increases the safety of the greatsword.The Großes Pferd has a pommel design which allows the handle to be removed or replaced as needed. The pommel nut is very stable and does not losen over time. 


The handle is made of Ipe (pronounced “ee-pay”) from FSC approved sources. Ipe is a Brazilian hardwood with a Jenka Harness rating of 3,510 lbf (15,620 N); it has the same burn rating as concrete. The handle is wrapped and covered with stitched-on veg tanned leather, or braided cord wrap - your choice! Veg tanned leather is better for the environment, provides superior grip, and is able to be dyed multiple colors so you can customize the color of your sword handle. This type of leather is also traditionally used for longswords and other medieval weapons.

The Großes Pferd is designed to be strong and durable.


We have two designs for the Great Horse:


Parrying Hook:

Steel: Shock Seven Steel
Rockwell: 57 rc 

Distance from tip to tip of the parrying hook: 5" (12.7 cm)
Length: 64" total (164.5cm); 16" handle (40.6 cm) ; 48" blade (121.9 cm);
16" guard (40.6 cm)
Balance Point: 4.2" (10.6 cm) from the guard [with ring guard]
Handle Material: Ipe with veg tanned leather wrap or cord wrap
Tip: lobe tip

Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz (2.6 kg) [with ring guard]



Straight Blade:


Steel: Shock Seven Steel
Rockwell: 57 rc 
Length: 64" total (164.5cm); 16" handle(40.6 cm) ; 48" blade (121.9 cm); 16" guard (40.6 cm)
Balance Point: 4.5" (12.7 cm) from the guard [Without ring guard]
Handle Material: Ipe with veg tanned leather wrap or cord wrap
Tip: lobe tip


Weight: 5 lbs 3.6 oz (2.37 kg) [Without ring guard]



We can customize your blade! For more information

please click here.

Buy Now:

Straight Blade: $1,115.00 USD

Parrying Hook: $1,275.00 USD

Blade Type
Wrap type:
Pommels
Color (see colors below):

All Wisconsin residents will be charged a 5.5% sales tax.

Optional Upgrades:

Ring Guard $125:

Waisted Handle $20:

Ricasso Wrap $20:

Color (Leather only):

Ring Guards, ricasso wraps, and handles will not be sold seperately from a sword.

Our shipping options are currently set up for U.S. shipping. If you are from a country other than the U.S. please contact us about shipping costs.

Payment Plans are available! For more information click here


Price is $1,115.00 USD for a straight blade or $1,275.00 USD for a parrying hook, make your checks payable to Black Horse Blades. If you would like to use Paypal please pay with the button above.


They are made to order and must be sent 8 at a time to the heat treater, therefore estimated time to completion will depend on how many are ordered. We will not send your sword to heat treat until the minimum has been reached.


We are able to offer a group discount on these, please contact us about this if you are interested in a group order.
Please feel free to contact us about the status of your order.


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Parrying hook with ring guard and straight blade

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Parrying hook with ring guard and straight blade

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Straight Blade Großes Pferd

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Parrying Hook Großes Pferd

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Ring Guard

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Mushroom pommel and waisted handle

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Parrying hook with mushroom pommel, ring guard and waisted handle

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Parrying hook with ring guard

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Parrying hook

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Handle colors to choose from, please specify which you would prefer upon checkout:

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Bi-color handle wraps like those shown above are available. Choose any two colors and we can wrap your handle in that combination!

*Color may differ slightly from photos due to different monitor settings*

Pommels to choose from, please specify which you would prefer upon checkout:

 

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Guard Options:

You may choose the standard guard (included in the Großes Pferd Buy Now button above) or up-grade to a ring guard for $125.00 USD

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Ring Guard