Hanwei Bastard Sword - SH2250
Hanwei Bastard Sword
The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe. The term Bastard undoubtedly comes from the fact that the sword, because of its design, has no legitimate claim to being classified as either a uniquely single-handed or two-handed weapon. The Bastard sword was a weapon developed for the use of the foot soldier and had became quite common by the early 1500's. The combat styles developed for the Bastard sword were the particular specialty of the Northern European cultures, with the Germanic nations being at the forefront in its development and use. Our Bastard Sword is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstandingly authentic appearance. The included scabbard features metal chape and tip in the same patina as the furniture with a solid wood core.