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15th Century Hand and a Half Sword

Item #: DS-1537

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Important Note: This item is special ordered directly from the manufacturer and lead time may vary but usually is 2-4 weeks. Please contact us if you need this by a certain date, otherwise please allow ample lead time for delivery. We will reach out if the estimated time is longer. Thank you!

Bastard medieval swords, also known as hand-and-a-half swords, are surprisingly diverse weapons. When wielded one-handed, they can be paired with a shield for extra defense. When wielded two-handed, they become brutally effective slashing or chopping weapons. It was this diversity that historically made them favorites of many swordsmen, and still attract collectors to them today.

The handle is long enough for use with two hands, but the balance is such that with enough arm strength it can be wielded with one hand at need. A long, wide blade suitable for heavy slashes also tapers to a fine point useful for getting through the chinks in an opponent?s armour, especially when one hand grips the blade at the halfway point (a technique known as "half-sword"). The graceful, curved guard and scentstopper pommel complement this attractive and practical fighter?s sword - a classic design for modern collectors.

The 15th Century Bastard sword is a fine addition for sword collectors in general, collectors of hand-and-a-half swords in particular, or for modern students of the Renaissance sword arts for use in their training.

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core
Fittings : Mild Steel
Blade Thickness: 1.34 mm
Total Length: 45"
Blade Length : 34"
Blade width : 2"
Weight: 3lbs 1 oz.

Customer Reviews of the 15th C. Bastard Sword:

"This is the only battle-ready sword I?ll ever need to purchase. Considering the price of this sword, the quality is unreal. We took it out for a day of testing, and it chewed through everything. Cinder blocks, bricks, tires, heavy plastics, metal sheeting. The sword barely turned an edge and had ZERO notching. This kind of durability doesn?t happen by accident. Darksword Armory obviously understands their materials science. It probably won?t be necessary, considering the quality of this sword, but if I buy another it will be from this forge." - J. Martin., Ontario, Canada.

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This item is shipped directly from Canada. Shipping costs are automatically caluculated in the $30-40 range. Please allow 4-7 business days for delivery once shipped. This item cannot be expedited and is shipped by ground only.

Returns are only accepted for an exchange on this product. No returns for refunds are allowed, but returns for exchanges only for other Dark Sword products. Defective items from workmanship will be replaced free of charge. Thank you.