Okay is it authentic medeviel weapon? if so who authenticated it? did you get at an auction or museum? how much did it cost? like the other gentlemen who recently chimed in I to have taken various martial arts eastern and western and I have faithful reproductions of various blades and none of them are that much in weight and my uncle in Austria was the curator at Forktenstein castle and he was telling me about the weapons in the armory including bastard swords and weapons of the turks and those swords didn't weigh that much.