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.
- Total length: approx. 113 cm
- Blade length: approx. 89 cm
- max. blade width: approx. 4.9 cm
- Cutting edge: 2.5 - 3 mm
- Weight: approx. 1800 gr
- Balance point: approx. 11.5 cm from cross guard
- blade material: EN45 carbon spring steel
- Rockwell hardness: approx. 50 - 52 HRC
Length: 113 cm;
Blade length: 89 cm;
Grip length: 24 cm;
Blade width at guard: 4.9 cm;
Weight: 1800 g;
Steel type: EN 45 spring steel, hardness 50-52 HRC;
Edge: Blunt (3 mm battle-ready);
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.