By customer request Paul Chen Hanwei has produced a re-enactment version of their popular Bastard sword. The blade is forged in 5160 high-carbon steel, to minimize burring, and the transverse thickness of the guard has been increased, both to provide adequate strength for re-enactment use and to present a safer profile at the ends of the guard.
Another innovation is the provision of an all-leather scabbard, in contrast with the rigid scabbards normally provided with our Practical swords - this is designed both to provide an extra margin of safety when combatants fall on the scabbard in battle and also to minimize the need for replacement scabbards. The sword is supplied with the grip and scabbard in a neutral-colored leather to allow customization to the owners taste.
Overall: 49 1/2"
Blade Length: 38"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 3lb 10oz
Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.