The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe. The term Bastard undoubtedly comes from the fact that the sword, because of its design, has no legitimate claim to being classified as either a uniquely single-handed or two-handed weapon. The Bastard sword was a weapon developed for the use of the foot soldier and had become quite common by the early 1500s. The combat styles developed for the Bastard sword were the particular specialty of the Northern European cultures, with the Germanic nations being at the forefront in its development and use. Our Bastard Sword is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstandingly authentic appearance. The bastard sword features an antique blade that is fully functional and well balanced. The included scabbard features metal chape and tip in the same patina as the furniture with a solid wood core.
Made by Hanwei.
- Well Balanced
- Great for re-enactors
- Hanwei quality
- Made of 1566 steel
- Blade Length: 38.75 Inches
- Overall Length: 50.125 Inches
- Weight: 3 lbs. 10 oz.
- Point of Balance: 5.5 Inches
- Point of Percussion: 25 Inches
- Width at Guard: 1.94 Inches
- Width at Tip: 0.95 Inches
- Thickness at Guard: 0.22 Inches
- Thickness at Tip: 0.16 Inches
- Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.