This sword is a perfect replica of these swords lasted from roughly 1350 to 1550, declined in the late 16th century, and they were obsolete by the early 17th century. In modern use, the term “bastard-sword” refers to a specific sort of longsword, most commonly a compromise between the smaller one-handed arming sword and larger two-handed sword that was primarily used in “cut and thrust” type of sword play. Typically, the bastard sword was heavy enough for battlefield use, while still being light enough for the quick moves found commonly in cut-and-thrust fighting and/or dueling. This compromise is accomplished by a distal taper of the blade, and a carefully balanced pommel and grip. Like many German swords it is primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow. It is also a perfect example of a true hand-and-half or bastard sword. The proportions of the sword are that of a one handed sword, but with a slightly longer grip and a pommel shape that will allow two hands to be used by gripping both. The grip is wood covered in cord and leather. The long quillion has a decorative finial on the end and the side rings provide good hand protection. Antiqued steel parts to match the original.
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German Bastard Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sword *SHARP EDGE BLADE* by Warrior Replicas
Overall Size: 38-3/4″ / Blade Size: 29-3/4″ / Blade width: 2″ / Blade Thickness: 3/16″
Blade material: 1065/1095 High Carbon Steel / Blade: Full Tang, Razor Sharp Edge
BONUS: Sword Frog / Scabbard : Leather (Hand Forged in India)
Weight W/O Scabbard: 3 lbs 10 oz / Weight W/Scabbard: 4 lbs 10 oz