Cold Steel 88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword
We would be hard pressed to think of a more versatile or effective sword than the "Bastard" or "Hand-and-a-Half Sword" we offer here. For a sword of this size, it's amazingly light and fast, tipping the scales at approximately 3 lbs. Its 33 1/2" long blade is quite wide so it can produce deep shearing type cuts yet pointed enough to be effective in a thrusting attack. Its long handle is suitable for both a one or two handed grip and is fashioned out of wood covered in black leather. To balance the long blade Cold Steel has capped the butt with a beautiful "scent stopper" pommel which can be a lethal weapon in its own right. Every Hand-and-a-Half Sword reflects the highest standards in workmanship and materials and comes fully sharpened and ready for battle! To safely house the blade, included is a very attractive scabbard made of wood covered with black leather and steel throat and chape.
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- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Rc hardness: 60-64
- Blade Length: 33 1/2"
- Handle Length: 9 1/8"
- Length Overall: 42 5/8"
- Weight: 49.0 oz.
- Country of Origin: India
More about 1055 Carbon steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly blades of almost legendary toughness.