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While glancing through the book, The Medieval Soldier, we ran across a hand-and-a-half sword that really caught our eye. The hand-and-a-half was quite popular during the Middle Ages. It was light enough to be used with one hand, with maybe a small buckler in the other, or you could grip it with both hands, thereby delivering a much stronger cut or thrust. Although the fullered blade was sharply pointed to penetrate joints in armor or to split mail links, it was also wide enough to deliver a cut. The high carbon steel blade has steel guard and pommel, with a wood grip covered in leather. Scabbard has steel mounts and is made from high grade leather.