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Bastard Sword

Late Medieval Knights Bastard Sword 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade

$595.00

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 1500’s. The Paul Chen Bastard Sword made at Hanwei is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstandingly authentic appearance. The timber scabbard features a patinated steel chape and tip.  The hand forged blade is constructed from heat treated 1566 carbon steel and is sharpened for light to medium cutting. 

Overall: 50 1/8“
Blade Length: 38 3/4“
Weight: 1.6kg
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"

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

1566 Steel Information

A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.

1566 Steel Composition: 0.6-0.7C 0.85-1.15Mn

 


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