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Tinker Bastard Sword 

Like the Longswords, these Bastard swords are based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and are designed so that both the sharp and blunt versions will perform identically in the hand, offering the possibility of sparring and cutting with swords that feel and respond in exactly the same way. The sharp blade is produced in two slightly different versions, one diamond-sectioned throughout its length and the other almost identical but fullered for about one third of its length The blunt has a longer, broader fuller to compensate for the added edge thickness. The tip of the blunt is sufficiently flexible to provide an adequate level of safety. Wheel-type pommels are sized to provide a grip for the second hand when required, and the straight tapering cross provides excellent hand protection.

CAS has commissioned Michael `Tinker` Pearce to design a line of swords that will satisfy both the sparring and cutting needs of Western Martial Arts practitioners. Matching sharp and blunt versions of each sword in the series offer the same outstanding handling characteristics in both disciplines. The swords meet Tinker`s exacting quality requirements and are built in much the same way as his custom pieces.

  • Designed by Michael `Tinker` Pearce
  • Made by the Hanwei Forge
  • 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
  • Dismountable
  • Tinker Approved
  • Overall length: 42 ¾"
  • Blade length: 33 3/8" 
  • Handle length: 9 3/8" 
  • Weight: Sharp with fuller 2lb 6oz / Sharp 2lb 10oz / Blunt 2lb 6oz
  • Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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