length: 42 3/4"
blade: 33 5/16"
grip and pommel: 9 3/8"
balance point: 3 5/8" from guard
weight: 2 lb 12 oz
"Hey, wait a minute, Therion. For YEARS you've been telling us to stop using the Victorian term "bastard sword" and use the proper term "longsword", and here you are showing us a BASTARD SWORD!"
"Yeah, I know, and you're right, this is a longsword, and you shouldn't call it a bastard. However, Tinker and Hanwei are producing *two different* longsword sharp/blunt sets - one with a 12" grip and 35" blade, and this one with it's 9 3/8" hilt and 33 5/16" blade. I could call them a "long grip longsword" and a "medium grip longsword", but that would start getting a bit confusing. Tinker calls it a "bastard sword", so in order to minimize confusion, I'm going with bastard sword, JUST IN THIS INSTANCE. The Tinker Pearce longsword - blunt trainer is the long grip longsword, the sword pictured/listed on this page is the medium grip longsword. Capice? We cool?"
Anyway, this is a blunt training longsword with an Oakeshott type XVIIIa blade with a strong central ridge and diamond profile. Developed by Michael "Tinker" Pearce, produced by Paul Chen / Hanwei. The blade edges are .240" thick at the base, distally tapering to .085" thick at 2" from the tip. Distal taper of the blade is convex to flat. Point flex is comparable to about a medium-stiff fencing rapier. The hilt can be removed for maintenance or blade replacement using a 5mm allen wrench (included). This blunt/rebated bastard sword is a match for the Tinker Pearce bastard sword - sharp version - a great set for folks who want their sharps and blunts to match!
Discontinued and sold out