The bastard sword, also known as the hand and a half sword, was an effective and efficient weapon of the medieval ages, and this Gothic Bastard Sword is no different, featuring the same effective design infused with a bit of gothic design for style. The bastard sword earned is name by being neither a one-handed sword nor a two-handed sword, but rather, combining the features both into one successful blade. This sword features a similar design, possessing a long blade that possesses a gentle taper, drawing the edge down from a wide waist at the guard to a sharp point at the tip. In spite of its size, this blade is one that could easily be handled with one hand, and yet the leather and wire-wrapped guard is sized to accommodate two, allowing the wielder to choose how they wield it, either one-handed for versatility or two-handed for power. The blade is crafted from quality steel and left entirely unsharpened. The straight-forward guard features numerous cut-outs for decoration, while the wheel-shaped pommel helps to balance the blades weight. Included with the sword is a wood scabbard that is wrapped in leather and fitted with steel furnishings and rings, for attaching the sword to a warriors belt. This Gothic Bastard Sword gives the wielder nothing but options, allowing them to wield it how they chose, as well as offering the choice of just setting this blade up as an impressive display that will certainly ooh and awe those who catch sight of it.
This sword comes in two types. The regular version is tempered and hardened and features traditional shaping, making it a great choice for reenactment. The Light Combat version is tempered and hardened with thick edges and a rounded tip, making it suitable for light use in sparring and reenactment.
- Offered in a Regular Reenactment and Light Combat Model
- A Classic Hand and a Half Sword with Gothic Styling
- Possesses a Gently Tapered, Unsharpened EN45 High-Carbon Steel Blade
- Features a Decorative, Cut-Out Guard and a Round Wheel Pommel
- Includes a Leather Wrapped Wood Scabbard
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