The handle had an average length of 18-25 centimeters. Like swords of type XVIII, type XVIIIa was adapted for delivering both chopping and piercing blows.
Blade length: 90 cm
Total length of the sword: 115 cm
Guard width: 27 cm
Guard blade width: 4.7 cm
Guard blade thickness: about 5 mm
Mass of the sword 1850 gr
Spring tempered steel. Hardening 50 HRC, polished.
100% Battle ready. There are no weaknesses in the design. The difference from edged weapons
– the lack of sharpening the blade. Blade blunted (edge thickness of 2 mm).