Blade Terminology

Blades 101:  Arm yourself with knowledge!

All Rogue Steel blades are made from either high carbon steel or aircraft grade aluminum. Rogue Steel can mount a hilt on any commercially available blade, or make a custom blade to meet your needs. Contact Us for details.  



Dagger Blades

Steel Main Gauche Blade:  16 inch blade, 4.75 inch tang, 1.625 inches wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 20.75 inches. These blades have a rectangular cross section at the ricasso, and a diamond cross section down the main portion of the blade. The tangs are threaded with 6 mm x 1 metric threads.

Aluminum Main Gauche Blade:  16 inch blade, 5.75 inch tang, 1.625 inches wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 21.75 inches. These blades have a rectangular cross section at the ricasso, and a diamond cross section down the main portion of the blade. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Steel Dagger Blade: 12 inch blade, 4.75 inch tang, 1.375 inches wide, wide taper to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 16.75 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 1/4 x 20 threads.

Aluminum Dagger Blade: 12 inches long, 1.125 inches wide, sharp taper to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 18.25 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Steel Boot Dagger Blade: 8 inch blade, 4.75 inch tang, 1 inch wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 12.75 inches. These blades have a flattened hexagonal cross section. The tangs are threaded with 1/4 x 20 threads.

Steel Bodice Dagger Blade: 5.75 inch blade, 4.5 inch tang, .875 inch wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 10.25 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section with a central fuller. The tangs are threaded with 1/4 x 20 threads.

 

Specs Diagram for Rogue Steel Dagger Blades

Rapier Blades

Aluminum Dish-Hilt Rapier Blade:  35 inch blade, 6.25 inch tang, 1 inch wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 41.25 inchesThese blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Rapier Blade:  35 inch blade, 6.25 inch tang, 1 inch wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 41.25 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Diamond Schlager Rapier Blade:  35 inch blade, 7.5 inch tang, .75 inch wide, tapering to .375 inch at the tip with a total length of 42.5 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 6 mm x 1 metric threads. Also called Mensur blades.

Musketeer Blade (Rapier / Single Sword):  34.75 inch blade, 7.5 inch tang, .75 inch wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 42.25 inches. These blades have a triangular cross section with a shallow concave fuller on the underside of the blade. The tangs are threaded with 6 mm x 1 metric threads.

 

Specs Diagram for Rogue Steel Rapier Blades

 

Smallsword Blades

Epee Blade #5 (Smallsword / Single Sword):  35 inch blade, 6.5 inch tang, .75 inch wide, tapering to one eighth of an inch at the tip with a total length of 41.5 inches. These blades have a triangular cross section with a deep 'V' shaped fuller on the underside of the blade. The tangs are threaded with 6 mm x 1 metric threads.

Musketeer Blade:  30 inch blade, 7.5 inch tang, .75 inch wide, tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 37.5 inches. These blades have a triangular cross section with a shallow concave fuller on the underside of the blade. The tangs are threaded with 6 mm x 1 metric threads.

Colichemarde Blade:  
31 inch blade, 7.5 inch tang, .875 inch wide, tapering to one eighth of an inch at the tip with a total length of 38.5 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section with a wide forte that tapers sharply into the mid-blade. The tangs are threaded with 6 mm x 1 metric threads.

Smallsword Blade Diagram

Broadsword Blades

Longsword Blade:  36 inch blade, 10.25 inch tang, 1.75 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 46.25 inches. These blades have a flattened hexagonal cross section; parallel sides with beveled edges. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Steel Hand-and-a-Half Broadsword Blade:  34 inch blade, 9 inch tang, 1.5 inches wide tapering a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 43 inches. These blades have a flattened hexagonal cross section; parallel sides with beveled edges. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Hand-and-a-Half Broadsword Blade:  34 inch blade, 10.5 inch tang, 1.75 inches wide tapering a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 44.5 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section with a central fuller. The tangs are threaded with 3/8 x 16 threads.

Steel Single-Hand Broadsword Blade:  28 inch blade, 5.5 inch tang, 1.375 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 33.5 inches. These blades have a flattened hexagonal cross section; parallel sides with beveled edges. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Single-Hand Broadsword Blade:  28 inch blade, 7 inch tang, 1.375 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 35 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section with a central fuller. The tangs are threaded with 3/8 x 16 threads.

Steel Gladius Blade:  20.25 inch blade, 7.5 inch tang, 1.75 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 27.75 inches. These blades have a flattened hexagonal cross section; parallel sides with beveled edges. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Gladius Blade:  20.25 inch blade, 7.5 inch tang, 1.75 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 27.75 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Steel Leaf Blade:  19.5 inch blade, 5.75 inch tang, 1.625 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 25.25 inches. These blades have a flattened hexagonal cross section; parallel sides with beveled edges. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Leaf Blade:  19.5 inch blade, 5.75 inch tang, 1.625 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 25.25 inches. These blades have a diamond cross section. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Specs Diagram for Rogue Steel Broadsword Blades

 

Curved Blades

Steel Cutlass Blade:  27 inch blade, 5.5 inch tang, 1.125 inches wide tapering to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 32.5 inches. These blades have a square ricasso and a lenticular cross section. A deep fuller runs the length of the blade and a smaller fuller lines the top. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Cutlass Blade:  26.5 inch blade, 5.75 inch tang, 1.375 inches wide tapering to 1.125 inches at the curve down to a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 32.25 inches. These blades have a flat cross section and a gentle curve. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Clip Point Cutlass Blade:  25.75 inch blade, 5.55 inch tang, 1.375 inches wide tapering to 1.875 inches at the clip point and a quarter inch at the tip with a total length of 32.25 inches. These blades have a flat cross section and a gentle curve. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Steel Katana Blade:  28 inch blade, 10.5 inch tang, 1.125 inches wide tapering to .75 inches at the tip curved to .125 inches with a total length of 38.5 inches. These blades have a flat grind cross section and are made in the Shobu-Zukuri style where the cutting edge curves smoothly into the point. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Aluminum Katana Blade:  28 inch blade, 11 inch tang, 1.125 inches wide tapering to .75 inches at the tip curved to .125 inches with a total length of 39 inches. These blades have a flat grind cross section and are made in the Shobu-Zukuri style where the cutting edge curves smoothly into the point. The tangs are threaded with 5/16 x 18 threads.

Specs Diagram for Rogue Steel Curved Blades