'Practical' Austrian longsword (third generation)

length: 44"
blade: 34 1/4"
blade width: 1 7/8" (base)
grip and pommel: 9"
guard: 7 3/8"
balance point: 3" from guard
weight: 3 lb 10.2 oz

This Austrian longsword (commonly called a hand-and-a-half or bastard sword) is replicated from an original attributed to King Albrecht II of Austria. Classically simple in design with a flattened diamond-section blade and cruciform hilt, the original dates from the early part of the 15th century.

The Paul Chen/Hanwei 'practical' Austrian longsword is tailored to the needs of the re-enactor. Featuring authentic hilt styling with fully tempered rebated and non-pointed blades, these swords are made to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today's re-enactment societies. The blade is fullered for balance and has a rebated 1/16" edge and a rounded tip. Includes a wooden scabbard with steel fittings.

This is the third generation longsword - it has been superceded by the Practical series longsword - 4th generation.