Hand and a Half Swords
The term Hand and a Half sword arose in the late 19th century as a way to distinguish those medieval swords that could not be accurately categorized as single-handed swords or two-handed swords. Medieval hand and a half swords could be wielded with one or two hands, though they more closely resembled two hand swords than other bastard swords, another term used for similar designs. At Buying a Sword, our selection of medieval swords includes excellent hand and a half sword replicas. A number of our designs are battle-ready hand and a half swords ideal for training and re-enactments, while others are styled as decorative hand and a half swords for putting on display in your home or office. Crafted by fantastic manufacturers like Cold Steel, Darksword Armoury, Legacy Arms, and Deepeeka, these historical sword replicas are sure to impress!