Synthetic Bastard Sword
Description of the Product
These swords are designed to be the ultimate training tool. Developed by HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) practitioners for HEMA practitioners and giving the community the product they wanted. These swords behave like original steel swords but offer far greater safety than steel weapons. This increased safety, coupled with realism makes these affordable and durable synthetic swords the best training tool out there.
The bastard sword has a regular blade for a one handed sword but features a handle fit for two handed use. This gave more power to hits and more techniques for use. Bastard sword can also be used for longsword practice for youth and shorter combatants. After all a proper length sword is a must for correct techniques.
The blades are stiff enough for fast swordplay but are constructed to flex in the last 1/3 towards the tip. This gives us a blade that can be used for thrusting (protection should ALWAYS be worn) without being whippy. The blade/tang joint (traditionally a weak point) is reinforced by a steel rod running along the full length of the handle. This also removes any flex in the handle traditionally associated with plastic training swords. Blade is manufactured from special Proline Xtreme blend of high-impact polymer.
The swords weigh about 2/3 of the weight of a real sword. This is designed to lower the impact of hits when sparring. This means that you need to protect yourself much lighter compared to the heavy protection needed when training with steel swords.
The guard is constructed from reinforced high impact plastic. The ball shaped quillons are designed for safety when sparring (large surface area = less chance of being impaled). The pommel is also constructed from high impact plastic. This makes it safer (compared to metal pommels) to do pommel strikes during sparring. A brass nut is moulded into the pommel to provide a tight and durable metal on metal joint to the tang.
The swords can be taken apart easily by unscrewing the pommel. This can be done in a few seconds without using any tools. This not only makes transporting them easy – it also allows you to easily customise your sword with our range of interchangeable parts.
It has never been easier to start training in swordsmanship.
Color options: metallic grey and black
Metallic grey comes with brown handle and the black blade comes with black handle. Colour of the handle can be changed by writing into the comment-field of your order.
Weight 690 g (1.52lbs). Total Length 113 cm (44.5”). Blade Length 86.5 cm (34”). Guard 20 cm (8”). Handle/Grip 11.5 cm (4 ½”). Pommel 13 cm (5”). Hilt Length 27 cm (10.5”). Made in the UK.
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