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Classic Bastard Sword

£145.44

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This is an especially fine interpretation of a classic hand and a half, Oakeshott type XVIIIb sword. Weapons designed for thrusting only did not meet the requirements of modern warfare by the 15th century, and blades that delivered more forceful cuts were developed. These longer swords were especially popular in Germany (opponents were probably less fond of them)... The hilt is also typical because its components – the type I, riveted wheel pommel, leather wrapped wooden grip and lightly curved crossguard – are 100 percent period. Over 90 cm long, the blade has a slight taper and comes to a rounded point. Our classic bastard sword comes with a matching black leather scabbard that includes a mount and chape.

Total length: 113.5 cm
Blade length: 92 cm
Grip length: 15.5 cm
Weight: 1.52 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 4.1 mm
Blade width (base): 4.7 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.9 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 13.5 cm
Centre of Percussion (CoP): 32 cm
Oakeshott type: XVIIIb
Blade: High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 501086

Availability: Usually dispatched in 4-6 weeks

Excl. Tax: £145.44 Incl. Tax: £174.53

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This is an especially fine interpretation of a classic hand and a half, Oakeshott type XVIIIb sword. Weapons designed for thrusting only did not meet the requirements of modern warfare by the 15th century, and blades that delivered more forceful cuts were developed. These longer swords were especially popular in Germany (opponents were probably less fond of them)... The hilt is also typical because its components – the type I, riveted wheel pommel, leather wrapped wooden grip and lightly curved crossguard – are 100 percent period. Over 90 cm long, the blade has a slight taper and comes to a rounded point. Our classic bastard sword comes with a matching black leather scabbard that includes a mount and chape.

Additional Information

Additional Information

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Product Use Living History, Test Cutting
Edge Blunt - Sharpenable
Specification

Total length: 113.5 cm
Blade length: 92 cm
Grip length: 15.5 cm
Weight: 1.52 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 4.1 mm
Blade width (base): 4.7 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.9 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 13.5 cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 32 cm
Oakeshott type: XVIIIb

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