Arms & Armor German Bastard Sword
Original: Circa 1500 German, provenance unknown
Called a bastard sword, this piece is best used with two hands. Its long grip, counter-curved quillons, and double ring guard provide perfect balance to the heft of the blade. The intricate design of the pommel and guard detail provides an austere beauty to this devastating weapon.
Each writhen-shaped quillon terminates in a twisted ball finial, mimicking the design elements and shaping of the spherical pommel. The grip, hardwood covered in pigskin, is gracefully tapered with a mid-ridge.
Please read our hands-on reviews for further information:
Review by Patrick Kelly
, Review by Bill Grandy
Overall length: 48.5"
Weight: 4.5 pounds
Width of guard: 10.25"
Blade: 37.5" long; 2" wide at base, tapering to 1"
Grip and pommel: 10.5"
Point of Balance (PoB): 3.625" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~24" from guard
Maker: Arms & Armor
This item has been retired from the collection.