Oakeshott Type XVIII Sword w/ Sword Belt
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This German Bastard Sword has steel parts with an etched pattern on the classic wheel pommel. The grip is wood with raised bands and wrapped wrapped in a rich brown leather as is the matching ornate scabbard and included sword belt. The long blade is lightly hollow ground and is from well-tempered high carbon steel. Truly a knightly sword; German manufactured weapons were prized all over Europe. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®. Can be sharpened for additional fee.
- Overall: 42"
- Blade: 34" long, 1-7/8" wide, 3⁄16" thick
- Wt: 3 lbs
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This sword was very well made as well as the scabbard. The only problem I found with it is that the edge of the blade is far to thin causing it to fold over, chip or dent in whenever you strikes something with it. If the blade was a little more substantial this would be an absolutely wonderful sword.
Reviewed by Leif
12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
good overall craftsmanship. fittings on scabbard and belt are not period, and I the sharpening left a wavy edge to the blade, hence the 4 instead of five stars. handles well. grip is sufficient for 1 adult hand, only by gripping the pommel would I dare consider this a bastard sword. not bad for the price, but i snagged it on sale.
Reviewed by Chris
4/4/2013 7:03:39 AM
The sword itself is well made, im no expert but I feel that the metal grain should run the length of the blade rather than the width for strength, and though it is considered a bastard or hand an half sword, the handle is made for a good one handed long sword, other than that the sword is great well made, and put together properly still a good sword
Reviewed by Matthew
7/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
This sword is great! Solid feel, strong blade, not whippy and grip is comfortable for me. Sheath and belt are beautiful. Blade is wicked sharp.
Reviewed by William
10/27/2010 12:00:00 AM
grip is a little narrow and blade was just a slight bit whippy for me.
Reviewed by Robert
8/4/2010 12:00:00 AM