Cold Steel 88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword 33-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade


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Part #: CS88HNH | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88HNH: Hand-And-A-Half Sword
Cold Steel

This listing is for the Hand-And-A-Half Sword (CS88HNH). The Hand-And-A-Half Dagger (CS88HNHD) is sold separately and can be found here. There is also a Man at Arms collection high value Hand-and-a-Half Sword (CS88HNHM) with a leather handle available here.

Hand-And-A-Half Sword

We would be hard pressed to think of a more versatile or effective sword than the "Bastard" or "Hand-and-a-Half Sword" we offer here. For a sword of this size, it's amazingly light and fast and tips the scales at approximately 3 lbs. Its 33 1/2" long blade is quite wide so it can produce deep shearing type cuts yet pointed enough to be effective in a thrusting attack. Its long handle is suitable for both a one or two handed grip and is fashioned out of wood covered in black leather. To balance the long blade we have capped the butt with a beautiful "scent stopper" pommel which can be a lethal weapon in its own right.

Hand-And-A-Half Dagger (sold separately)

Scaled down in size and almost identical in appearance, it offers a 13" long blade designed to cut and thrust, yet be sturdy enough to stand in for a buckler in defensive roles.

Every Hand-and-a-Half Sword and companion dagger reflects the highest standards in workmanship and materials and comes fully sharpened and ready for battle. To safely house their keen blades we have also included very attractive scabbards made of wood covered with black leather with a steel throat and chape.
  • Weight: 49 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 1/5"
  • Blade Length: 33 1/2"
  • Handle: 9 1/8" long. Leather Wrapped
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Overall Length: 42 5/8"
  • Sheath: Leather/Wood Scabbard with Steel Fittings
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 705442004479

1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Cold Steel 88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword 33-1/2" Carbon Steel Bladerated 4.333 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Cold Steel 88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword 33-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 2 stars out of 5
Apr 06, 2020
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Handle Material
Pros- nicely balanced, comfortable handleCons- absolutely no cutting edge, loose guard that rattles like crazyThis was my second cold steel sword purchase, and it will be my last. Both seemed pretty cheap overall.
Cold Steel 88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword 33-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 5 stars out of 5
North Bend WA
May 09, 2014
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Excellent Service
This Cold Steel Hand-&-a-Half sword exceeded my expectations. The finish & workmanship are excellent. It's sharp, & is a delight for cutting. Too often scabbards are just an after thought, but the one supplied with this sword fits properly & has a nice appearence. Though it was not in stock when I ordered it, Knife Center kept me advised of the status of my order & promptly shipped it as soon as it was available. The price was right & I was very pleased with their service.
Cold Steel 88HNH Hand-and-a-Half Sword 33-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 4 stars out of 5
David R
Gig Harbor, Wa
Jan 22, 2013
Pros: Materials, Finish, Usable
Cons: None
An excellent sword for the money. Wicked sharp. Decent balance, if only slightly blade-heavy. Early models (maybe pre-08 or so) had some quality issues but CS seems to have dealt with that. Handles fairly well. It's not an Albion, but it isn't at Albion prices either. Cuts beautifully. Displays well too. Very impressive to let friends draw out and "feel"-- and learn that longswords weren't really as heavy and slow as they they believed.
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