The Man at Arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was a capable and competent warrior who was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms. To honor these rugged, reliable, salt-of-the-earth warriors we have created a range of true journeyman’s weapons that we have called the Man at Arms Collection. There are few swords that are more versatile or effective than the “Bastard” or “Hand-and-a-Half Sword” It’s reasonably light, fast as lightning in offense or defense and best of all forged from tough 1060 carbon steel with a hard spring temper. Equipped with two fully sharpened edges and a strong yet wickedly effective point it commands respect at first glance! Its long handle is suitable for use with both a one or two handed grip, and is fashioned out of wood covered in black leather. To balance the Hand and a Half Sword’s long blade the butt is capped with a “scent stopper” style pommel. An optional companion dagger is also available. Scaled down in size and almost identical in appearance, fit, finish and materials. In truth it makes a terrific off hand parrying weapon and can stand alone in its own right as a dagger you can wear with pride on any occasion. Every Hand-and-a-Half Sword and dagger reflects the highest standards in workmanship and materials. To safely house your sword and dagger, we have also included attractive scabbards made of wood covered with black leather, with steel throat and chape.