The bastard sword or the hand-and-a-half sword was probably called like this because it was nor a single-handed sword nor a two-handed sword. It could be used on both ways, where a second hand could be put on the pommel and half on the grip to put extra force behind the blows.
This type of sword was frequently used around the end of the 14th century. The blade is forged through to the pommel and riveted to the end of the grip. The wooden grip is covered with leather. The cross-guard and the pommel are made of steel and the point of the blade is rounded.
The blade is made of 0,55% carbon, 1,75% silicon, 0,75% manganese, 0,05% sulphur and 0,05% phosphorus (EN45 steel). It has a Rockwell hardness of HRC 50.
This sword is made in Scotland.
This sword is custom made.
Length: 111 cm;
Blade length: 89 cm;
Grip length: 22 cm;
Blade width at guard: 5 cm;
Weight: 1300 g;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 50 HRC;
Edge: blunt (3 mm, battle-ready) / Razor sharp;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
This sword is designed for longetivity by using more advanced forging techniques and paying extra attention to weight and flexibility. The razor sharp version is suitable for intensive cutting tests.
This item cannot be shipped to countries outside the EU due to its length.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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