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 became quite common by the early 1500s. Our Bastard Sword is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstandingly authentic appearance. The leather-covered scabbard features a patinated steel chape and tip.
Hanwei Medieval Bastard Sword Specs:
High carbon steel blade
Steel guard and pommel
Leather wrapped handle
Wooden scabbard with steel mounts
Sword and mounts have antiqued finish
Great for re-enactors
Overall: 50 1/8 Blade Length: 38 3/4 Weight: 2lb 9oz Point of Balance: 5.5" Point of Harmonics: 25" Width at Guard: 1.94" Width at Tip: .95" Thickness at Guard: .22" Thickness at Tip: .16"