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Deathbringer: Hand-and-a-Half Mercenary Sword

  • CUSTOM ENGRAVING AVAILABLE - See Below
  • 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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SBA-DEATHBRINGER
$93
20+ In Stock
Hand-and-a-Half Sword of the Death Dealers
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-DEATHBRINGER-T
Sale
$141
$131
20+ In Stock
Tempered Hand-and-a-Half Sword of the Death Dealers
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-DEATHBRINGER-T-S
$145
20+ In Stock
Sharpened Deathbringer: Mercenary Sword Tempered
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
Accessories
SBA-CAREANDCLEANINGKIT
$4
20+ In Stock
Additional Care and Cleaning Kit (All SBA swords come with one standard)
SBA-BELT-BALDRIC
Sale
$64
$43
20+ In Stock
Side Hanger Baldric - Small to Large

* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
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 lbs. (1.36kg)

DRAGON

VIKING GRAPHIC

TERMINAL

OLD NORSE

Ivy Scroll Sleeve

ELVEN SCRIPT

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Deathbringer: Mercenary Sword
product rating
4.90
out of
5
(10
Customer Reviews)

Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Boise ID
Written on:
May 09, 2018
Expensive look
I have a collection of several dozen bladed weapons including Swords and Daggers of across section of price ranges. I have found the look and pricing of "Strongblade" products exceptional in quality and value. The Death Bringer in particular was a fine addition to my assemblage of arms. As a type of "Arming sword" its look with brass a pommel and cross guard has the flavor of the late middle ages hand crafting I was looking for. The pricing Strong Blade offers is clearly set below the norm and is one of the main reasons I look at their selection each time I consider buying a new addition to my collection.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Queens, NY
Written on:
May 09, 2018
Speechless
This was a gift for my Best Man. Scouring the internet and finding this, I knew right away this would make the perfect gift. I had it engraved with a Firefly quote, and an added dragon icon. It was great communication back and forth, making sure the layout is exactly the way it should best be presented on the sword. When given to the best man, he was speechless and awestruck. Definitely need to get one for myself now.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
NY, NY
Written on:
December 29, 2017
This sword is a masterpiece
This sword came out much better then I thought it would. I had gotten it engraved (custom runes) for my Best Man. The staff was amazing, working with me to get the font and image just the way I wanted it. The sword has a full tang so no need to worry about anything flopping around. The blade is a perfect fit with no seam between the hilt and the blade. It is definitely a bastard sword, with a black leather handle. The steel is top notch and worth every penny.
One person liked this comment.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Alberta Canada
Written on:
July 26, 2017
Best Groomsman Gift!
These are Epic! I ordered multiple of these swords and got them engraved for groomsman gifts. The price and value is incredible. These far outclass an engraved pocket knife or flask. I was worried about shipping time to Canada, so that they would be here before the wedding, but they were here 14 days from the time my order was placed, with lots of time to spare! Thank you so much for the awesome swords, and the help on the engraving.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Kansas City
Written on:
January 26, 2017
Great Looking Sword
I ordered this sword as a gift for my brother. It looks amazing and feels great in the hand as well. Fits the description perfectly.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Saint Marys, WV
Written on:
October 11, 2016
Exactly what I wanted
I had been looking for months for a sword with these dimensions. I wanted a hand and a half sword that wasn't four feet long, but still had enough hilt for two hands. I wanted brass or bronze hardware with a curved handguard and a "scent bottle" pommel. And I wanted a tempered, high carbon steel blade, with a wooden core, matching scabbard. This sword is everything I wanted. I ordered on a Thursday and called on Friday to see when the ETA would be (I had it sharpened), I was told it would arrive before the following Friday. It came on Tuesday. Kudos to staff and management at Strongblade! I will be buying from you again!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
4.00
Reviewer:
Location:
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.
One person liked this comment.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Ga
Written on:
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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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
IL
Written on:
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Cleveland
Written on:
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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