This hand-and-a-half, or "bastard," sword is a highly versatile and effective weapon. Despite its size, this sword is incredibly light and fast. Measuring 42 5/8" overall, this item features 33 1/2" full sharpened, battle ready blade of 1055 carbon steel. The hilt is wood covered in black leather and offers a generous pommel to increase the balance of the sword. This item includes an attractive wood scabbard wrapped in black leather. Cold Steel, 88HNH.