This Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword is based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and is designed to perform identically in the hand to the blunt version. This design offers the possibility of sparring and cutting with swords that feel and respond in exactly the same way. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length. Wheel-type pommels are sized to provide a grip for the second hand when required, and the straight tapering cross provides excellent hand protection. Be sure to check out the Tinker Pearce Blunt Bastard Sword (Item SH2401) and the sharp replacement blade (Item OH2402).
Designed by noted swordsmith Michael Tinker Pearce and manufactured by Hanwei, these bastard swords have been made to satisfy the desire of every Western Martial Arts practitioner and sword enthusiast to have a matching set of sharp and blunt swords for cutting and safe training practice. The swords meet exacting Tinker quality requirements and are built in much the same way as his custom pieces. Each blade is forged from 5160 Spring Steel, marquenched to the desired hardness of 50-53 HRC while the tang is drawn back to the low 30s HRC. The very end of the tang is threaded to fit an Allen nut recessed into the pommel which allows for dismantling of the hilt assembly for inspection or to exchange blades if needed.
- Features 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
- Can be dismantled if needed
- Fully Functional Sword
- Tinker approved sword
- Made by Hanwei.
- Blade Length: 33.375 Inches
- Handle Length: 9.375 Inches
- Overall Length: 42.75 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz.
- Specs will differ slightly from piece to piece.