Expertly crafted from a sword design prominent in medieval Europe and featured in many battles, this particular sword is named after the Knights of Malta in honor of the famous Siege of Malta in which 700 Knights Hospitaliers held off a besieging Ottoman army of 40,000. Bearing Maltese cross engravings on the pommel and the hilt, this sword is truly befitting such a fine heritage with a finely constructed mirror polish stainless steel 33.5 inch blade that is strong enough to strike a strong blow but still capable of quick, shearing slashes. The leather grip offers a comfortable grip and the sword feels great in the hand. A great sword to add to any collection, it comes with a FREE leather sheath. A hand and a half- or bastard- sword is a straight-bladed sword well known for being lightweight, yet powerful and able to pry open plate armor. Prized for their versatility, hand and a half swords can be equally effective wielded either with two hands or with one hand if a warrior needed to fight using a shield. The bastard name derived from the fact that the sword styles exact origin was of an unknown nature.
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