This Bastard Sword by Windlass Steelcrafts is crafted with an unsharpened blade of 1065 high carbon steel. The crossguard and pommel are of steel and the grip is intersected with a band of steel. The wooden grip is completed by binding it in stitched black leather. The sword is paired with a black leather scabbard fitted with a steel locket and chape.
With a wide blade this sword is built to deliver very strong chops and hacks at the expense of thrusting ability due to a spatulate-shaped tip. The weighty pommel is a notable weapon of its own when used in conjunction with the various pommel-striking techniques.
Although labeled a bastard sword by Windlass, its weight, balance and length of grip strongly suggest that it be used two-handedly, though it could perhaps be used sufficiently in a single hand by a wielder of great strength.