The estoc, or tuck, is a straight sword, is another version of the longsword. It is sharpened only at the tip and does not carry a sharpened edge. Estoc is a French term meaning, “thrust”. It has a crucible meant for one or two hands. The majority were two handed blades due to their weight. It was popular from the 14th-17th centuries. Multiple versions of the swords existed through Europe. The English had a version during the same time period called the tuck. The Polish/ Lithuanian’s had a version called the Koncerz used during the renaissance. It varies in length and weight with the average between 44”-52” weighing approximately four pounds. As armor improved, cutting blades lost their effectiveness paving the way for crushing and thrusting weapons. Traditionally, this blade was used by cavalry but evolved into an infantry weapon held in a scabbard. It was also a popular hunting weapon. In modern day use, the sword is used by matadors for bullfighting, although the modern day weapon is much shorter.
This estoc sword is made from 1095 steel which accurately matches the very hard steel content of ancient rapier swords. Currently, 1095 steel is the highest carbon steel commonly used in swords. It has a carbon level of .95% which is one of the highest carbon levels for any type of steel. The most common high carbon swords are 1045 steel which only have .45% carbon content in the steel. 1095 steel is known for its ability to maintain an edge and is an incredibly hard steel. 1095 steel typically has a hardness of 56-58 HRC. While lacking flexibility, the steel excels at remaining sharp even through high impact collisions and can easily be resharpened.
Handle Material: 1095 Steel
Overall Length: 40"
Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: 1095 Steel
Estoc Sword- Tuck Sword - 1095 Steel High Carbon -40"