German Bastard Sword


This sword is a replica of number A477 from the famed Wallace Collection. Like many German swords it is primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow. It is also a perfect example of a true hand-and-half or bastard sword. The proportions of the sword are that of a one handed sword, but with a slightly longer grip and a pommel shape that will allow two hands to be used by gripping both. The grip is wood covered in cord and leather. The long quillion has a decorative finial on the end and the side rings provide good hand protection. Antiqued steel parts to match the original. Scabbard with antiqued parts included.

Weight 1.6kg (3 lb 10 oz), overall 99cm (38 3/4"), blade 76cm (30") long, 5.4cm (2 1/8") wide, 4.8mm (3/16”) thick. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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