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This blunt reconstruction of a late medieval sword is forged by hands. The straight, twisted guard and the pommel are made of heat-treated malleable cast iron. The spring-steel blade is oil-tempered up to 48-50° Rockwell, forged to the hilt and screwed with the pommel. The wooden gip is leather covered. The blade has got a distinctive fuller which reaches almost to the middle of the blade and which offers both flexibility and a lesser weight. The edges of this one-and-a-half medieval sword are blunt and the tip is rounded for safety. The sword comes with a leather-wrapped wooden scabbard with metal fittings.
A bastard sword, also called just long sword is a late medieval and Renaissance sword with a long and straight double-edge blade which usually was wielded with one-and-a-half respectively two hands.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.