The Cinquedea, Cinqueda is a civilian short sword developed in northern Italy and used extensively during the Italian renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries. Cinquedea means "five fingers", which refers to how wide the blade is at the crossguard. They were typically heavy, featuring a concave guard and short grip. Although it was mainly used for thrusting like most daggers, the cinquedea's wide blade also allowed for effective slicing attacks.
Our recreation features the classic wide blade with single fuller, a heavily curved steel crossguard, a wooden grip adorned with decorative brass plates and a stiff red leather scabbard with brass chape and brass neck, attached to which are two belt rings.
Deepeeka claim this blade is battle ready, but we are yet to fully test it here at Medieval Fight Club. We recommend further rounding of the tip before usage in reenactment.
Total Length: 735 mm
Blade Length: 550 mm
Width of Blade at crossguard: Five Fingers (or 110 mm)
Width of crossguard: 175 mm
Length of scabbard: 595 mm
Weight of Sword: 1.55 kg
Weight of scabbard: 0.60 kg
Blade Material: Steel - High Carbon
Handle Material: Wooden with brass trimmings
Scabbard: Stiff leather with brass locket and chape
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