the Iron Academy Sword

The Iron Academy sword was forged by David DelaGardelle for the Iron Academy school, a school based out of Raleigh North Carolina that was founded to help craft young men into honorable, virtuous, humble, and Godly leaders for future generations.

Crafted to be large, powerful, imposing, yet precisely balanced and swift moving in the hand of its wielder. The blade was forged and hand ground out of high carbon 1075 steel, with mild steel blued fittings and a walnut wood core grip wrapped with veggie tanned blood red leather.

The overall design is a hybrid blend of many late medieval Northern European swords, while still having its own distinctive bold voice in its design and aesthetics.
Crafted to inspire and empower its wielder with strength and responsibility, no matter how young or old the wielding warrior of the sword may be.

Down the length of the fullers the hand engraved phrases read:

“Live Pure, Speak True, Right Wrong, Follow The King.”
And on the other side:
“Iron Academy – Because Biblical Manhood Is Never An Accident”

OAL: 43″
Blade length: 32 1/2″
Blade Width: 2″
Grip Length: 8 1/2″
Balance point: 2 1/4″ from the guard

Blade Steel: 1075 high carbon
Fittings: Blued Mild Steel
Grip: Wooden core with Veggie Tanned Leather Wrap