At Strongblade we offer a variety of fantastic swords but the Malatesta by Valiant Armoury is certainly one of the finest in our line. It is a magnificently crafted hand-and-a-half(bastard) sword. It features a hand forged 32 inch long high carbon steel blade which is sharpened to almost a razors edge. The beautifully contoured leather grip allows the sword to be wielded with either one or two hands. The sword is very well balanced with the center of gravity being just 4.5 inches in front of the guard.
The sword is shipped with a decorative leather covered wood scabbard and belt.
This sword is fully functional and can be used for cutting(please see note below), or as a prize in any sword connoisseurs collection.
About Valiant Armoury Swords
Valiant Armoury swords and edged collectibles are designed to be real swords. They are not to be used in theatrical-style reenacting except where specifically named for that purpose. You should not beat your sword against another sword. Swords are subject to the laws of Physics. No matter how strong the steel is in any sword or edged collectible, it can nick or chip when struck against another sword or something hard. While these swords and edged collectibles are designed to be used for soft target cutting only i.e. tamashigiri (the cutting of mats), they should only be used for that purpose by well trained professionals. Never perform cutting exercises without proper training and supervision. While Valiant Armoury swords and edged collectibles certainly could be used to cut many other items or objects, this is not their intended use and it is quite dangerous to do so and any use other than for its intended purpose will void the warranty.
Overall Length: 42 inches
Blade Length: 32 inches
Graip Length: 7inches
Blade Material: Hand Forged 1060 High Carbon Spring Steel
Blade Width at Guard: 8.5 inches
Sword Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Center of Gravity: 4.5" From Guard
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When Strongblade refers to a "Battle Sword," we are referring to most European medieval swords with blades longer than 35i nches or so. These type of swords included hand-and-a-half swords (sometimes refered to as Bastard Swords) and the big two-handed swords. Real battle swords had blades well in excess of this, and, in fact, a 35 inch sword was considered a bit skimpy for fighting skirmishes. But for home use and light sparring, a 36" blade is fairly long.