New from Red Dragon (known for their high-quality HEMA plastic training swords) is this line of high-level replica historical swords. These swords are supplied with a leather sheath with belt and are made of high quality steel and hardness so that they are suitable for intensive training.
This sword is a replica of a 13th century historic bastard sword. It has a size between a single-handed and a one-and-a-half sword. The grip is slightly larger than that of a one-hander, so that when you hit hard, you can put a hand on the grip for extra strength.
This bastard sword has a wooden scabbard wrapped with brown leather and a brown leather grip. The edge is 2 mm thick. In addition, the blade is tempered and made from EN42J spring steel. It has a core with a steel hardness of 45 HRC and the edges have a hardness of 50 HRC. Because of the two different hardnesses, the sword is flexible and less brittle than comparable models. This sword is a combination of excellent craftsmanship and years of HEMA experience.
The sword lends itself best for slashing and is very durable.
Total length: 114,5 cm;
Blade length: 92 cm;
Grip length: 17,5 cm
Blade width at cross-guard: 5 cm
Blade width 10 cm from cross-guard: 4,8 cm;
Blade width 10 cm from tip: 3,5 cm;
Thickness: 2 mm (semi-sharp);
Cross-guard width: 19 cm;
Point of balance: 18 cm below guard;
Weight excluding scabbard: 1223 g;
Weight including scabbard: 1570 g;
Material:spring steel EN42J;
Hardness: 45 HRC (core), 50 HRC (edge);
Material scabbard: wood, leather, steel;
Based on historical original
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
22a + 22(Extended reviews)
really nice sword, overall nice quality for the price and great for a first sword. The blade is clean and seems to be quite durable but definitely for very light sparring, the grip feels nice in the hand however mine was a little bit rough but it seems like it will last. The cross-guard is plain but looks good, the only 'issue' is there's a gap between the blade and the guard but it doesn't really seem that bad because as i said i wouldn't advice this sword for hard hitting. The scabbard looks great and definitely suits the sword but the sword does rattle a lot and it doesn't hold the sword in place so bear that in mind otherwise you might drop it.
Overall I'd recommend this as a first sword or if you want/need a light sparring sword that looks good and feels good.
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