Hey, Masterspark! Beautiful sword! Have you read 'Der Altenn Fechter' by Christian Egenolff? Really fascinating read for us who like our historical weaponry. ( I imagine you have!) Zweihander had to be big - it is as much about impressing the opponent as it is about hitting them!
Hi Jeff. I'm familiar with the text that Egenolff has on the longsword, although I've never been convinced that it (and a few others) relates to actual two-handed swords. Are you familiar with the Wiktenauer site? It's a wiki that compiles all the known fencing manuals and other such stuff, it's quite a good resource.
It is a bit depressing. I try really hard to match my kit to museum pieces or to manuscript illuminations, but have been told off for " inaccuracy" by people wearing point shoes.( " errr , 200 years or so out!") It is very difficult to be 100% right , but it's not hard to make the effort. Combat boots did not exist in 1066!