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Based on the original housed in the Swiss National Museum, Zürich, Switzerland.

Original found in, Bodensee Switzerland.

Categorized by Ewart Oakeshott as, XVIIIa

Original’s date: 1450-1460

A solid functional longsword. Features a diamond cross section blade, made from 1095 high carbon steel. Designed to perform and stand up to repeated cutting practice. Fully sharpened with traditionally hammered tang and tough steel fittings.

Why is a Bastard Sword called a Bastard Sword? The word bastard comes from the French word “bâtarde”. This word in France used much more liberally. It can also mean - “something irregular, inferior, spurious, unusual” or “of abnormal or irregular shape or size; of unusual make or proportions”. While the Bastard Sword is definitely not inferior, being one of the most popular swords of the middle ages. Its proportions, neither a true two-handed sword, nor a single handed sword leave it as being uncategorised , lending to the name “Bastard”.

This is the flag ship sword from the new brand Zeden.

Watch a quick video of this sword in action below! - link

>> Can be offered in blunt or sharp at no additional charge for a limited time.


Sheathed length - 1225mm
Drawn length - 1160mm
Blade length – 895mm
Handle with Guard – 260mm
Sheathed weight - 1.96kg
Drawn weight - 1.44kg


Blade Material - 1095AISI High carbon steel
Tang - Traditionally hammered flat tang
Edge - Fully sharpened or Blunt
Guard - Steel
Pommel - Steel
Handle - Timber w/ faux leather
Sheath - Timber w/ faux leather

As this is a handmade product, individual specifications may vary.

Conditions Apply*



Pick up from our Central Auckland Armory.

EST 2005. New Zealand's Leading Sword Company.

Kiwi owned and operated.

"The Sword & Knife Professionals"
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  • Auckland - Tracked/ Insured Freight$9.90
  • North Island - Tracked/ Insured Freight$11.90
  • South Island - Tracked/ Insured Freight$14.90
  • North Island Rural - Tracked/ Insured Freight$14.50
  • South Island Rural - Tracked/ Insured Freight$16.50
  • Additional Sword of Similar Size$5.00
  • Additional Knife / Small Item$2.00
  • Store allows pick-ups
  • Store location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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