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Deathbringer: Hand-and-a-Half Mercenary Sword

  • Extra-Wide Blade for Added Power and Intimidation
  • Beautiful, Scalloped Crossguards Add Personality
  • Ridged Grip of Black Leather for Comfortable Grip
  • Decorative Scent-Stopper Type Pommel
  • Custom-made Sheath with Stylish Collar and Tip
  • Hand-crafted
  • Carbon Steel Blade
  • Full Tang
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Sharpened Deathbringer: Mercenary Sword Tempered
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This sword is now available Standard or Fully Tempered!

They are the dark shapes in the back of the tavern. The hooded warriors accepting money in the rain-drenched alleys. Their skills rival those of the greatest knights, but their oaths are not made to the church; their masters shower them with gold, not blessings.

Some of the greatest characters in both history and fiction have been mercenaries. From Inigo Montoya of The Princess Bride fame, to Demaratus -- mercenary and former king of Sparta -- mercenaries are rich, colorful characters. They are hired swords who wander the world, earning their keep with what they know best: combat. This sword is a tip of the hat to all of them, real or otherwise.

Although not a true hand and a half sword, it does have a grip wide enough for some hand-and-a-half work. The so-called "scent-stopper" pommel (a pommel in the shape of a perfume bottle top (although, lord knows who the heck came up with that term. Who in their right minds would use a perfume bottle to describe any part of a sword?)) is especially long, creating extra room and vaulting this sword into the "hybrid" hand and a half sword classification.

There are several prominent features on this sword. The most prominent one (particularly to those on the receiving end of a good slash) is the extremely wide blade. This width gives the sword a rugged, frightening look that would have added to the a mercenary's prestige. The blade is made from high-carbon steel and features a pleasantly wide fuller running about halfway down the blade.

The next most impressive features are the scalloped brass crossguards that arch gracefully toward the blade. The scallops make the crossguards look rather like talons, or skeletal fingers. A flawless cusp at the center of the guard adds a touch of elegance that perfectly balances the scalloped extensions.

The grip is ridged smartly and wrapped with black leather; It feels secure and very comfortable in the hand, and looks menacing when the blade is sheathed.

The scabbard for this sword is custom fitted, with large notched accent plates of brass on the throat and tip. It's a wonderful home for the sword and makes the sword look great whether it's in the hand or in the sheath.

Buy this sword and you won't be disappointed. It's one of the more unique hand-made swords that we have on the site and it's worth every penny.
Blade length: 31" (79cm)
Blade width at cross: 2-3/8" (60mm)
Blade width near point: 1-1/2" (38mm)
Cross width: 8" (20.3cm)
Handle length: 7-1/4" (11cm)
Pommel Length: 3" (76mm)
Overall sword length: 38-1/4" (971.5cm)
CoG (Center of Gravity): 6-1/4" (16cm) from cross
CoP (Center of Percussion) 11" (28cm) from point
Weight (roughly) 3.5 lbs.






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Tucson, Az.
Written on:
April 21, 2016
Very nice sword
One of the quite a few sword or dagger I have bought from Strongblade.The Sword I like very much, good, strong, and heavy.I bought it tempered and sharpened and have no complaints about it's cutting ability. The scabbard I am not happy with. The metal throat is attached a full 3/4 inch too high and cannot be moved without tearing or wrinkling the leather. I had already planned to re-skin the scabbard so it doesn't bother me that much, but for anyone who doesn't do this I would imagine they would have had an issue with it.
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October 27, 2015
I am going to buy another Deathbringer , my left hand needs one too.
This sword exceeds my expectations in every way. It is a unique design , not found at any other site. The engraving you did was excellent and really makes every sword personal and distinct to its owner ( great marketing idea ! ) I have since purchase, read other reviewers complain about the scabbard being too loose--to me this is a definite advantage! Too many swords have a scabbard so close fitting that it takes a firm grip with your free hand on the scabbard to free the sword. A sword with a well fitted Baldrtc or belt hanger keeps the sword in its scabbard nicely. Like a gun in its holster, it does you no good if you are too slow to get it into action. I like this sword so much I am buying another just like it as soon as I decide on the appropriate engraving.
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October 05, 2015
Deathbringer review
First off I contacted Strongblade before I ordered with some questions and they answered them very quickly. That help me make an informed buy. I bought the tempered Deathbringer sharpened. It is a very well made strong sword. Full tang. I practice Shinkendo and through that I perform test cutting on tameshigiri mats. When I used the Deathbringer to test on tame it did well. Although it did not come as sharp as I would like it still gets the job done. One gripe is it doesn't hold tight in the scabbard. Beyond that it is a very well made beautiful sword. Strong. Well made. Will buy from Strongblade again.
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September 18, 2015
Great purchase
I bought this sword with an inscription as a gift, and it was much higher quality than I expected. The sword was beautifully made and the inscription was well placed and very clear. We haven't tested the durability, but aesthetically, it is perfect. At the great prices provided on this site, these swords are an amazing gift at an affordable price.
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