Hand and a Half (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
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
- Tinker Approved
- Overall length: 42 Â¾"
- 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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