Bastard Swords

Around the mid-1400s, the bastard sword was developed as a form of the longsword. Originating from the French term epee batarde, medieval bastard swords included a number of blades with irregular or not easily defined traits. For example, many had longer handles that allowed them to be wielded with one or two hands. This versatile usage eventually led to an alternate term, Hand and a Half sword, in the late 19th century since bastard swords could not clearly be defined as one-handed or two-handed weapons. Bastard swords often had slightly shorter blades and more rounded tips than other longswords. Knights and other armsmen continued to use traditional bastard swords through the 1500s. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent assortment of historical bastard sword replicas. We offer both functional swords and decorative swords, ensuring that re-enactors and collectors will be satisfied with pieces from our selection. These fantastic medieval swords are crafted with authenticity in mind and attention to proper dimensions and weight.
Bastard Sword
SH2250
The Swiss and Germans originally carried these weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other regions such as the British Isles and Europe.
Price: $340.00
German Bastard Sword
500792
This sword is a replica of number A477 from the famed Wallace Collection. This bastard sword is primarily a cutting sword, with a wide blade that has a flattened oval cross section that gives very little resistance in a cutting blow.
Price: $215.00
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller
SH2411
The Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword with Fuller with is an Oakeshott Type XVIIA piece. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length and fullered for about one third of its length.
Price: $335.00
Gothic Bastard Sword
AH-3370
The bastard sword, also known as the hand and a half sword, was an effective weapon of the medieval ages, and this Gothic Bastard Sword is no different, featuring the same design infused with a bit of gothic design for style.
Price: $187.00
Practical Bastard Sword
SH2428
If you enjoy playing different reenactment characters, you need a sword that is versatile to fit any persona. The Practical Bastard Sword is an easily adaptable sword for whatever medieval knight, soldier, or civilian role you choose.
Price: $350.00
Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword
SH2400
This Tinker Pearce Sharp Bastard Sword is based on the Oakeshott Type XVIIIA and is designed to perform identically in the hand to the blunt version. The sharp blade is diamond-sectioned throughout its length.
Price: $325.00
Cruciform Bastard Sword
AH-3414
Easy to make and highly effective, it is not hard to see why swords of the cruciform shape were a mainstay of many early medieval armies. This Cruciform Bastard Sword echoes the shape for warriors who prefer a larger sword.
Price: $187.00
Twisted Hilt Bastard Sword
AH-3401
A hand and a half sword of this size is something to be respected, and maybe even feared. The Twisted Hilt Bastard Sword is an impressive weapon that, in its prime, would have been a solid offense and defense for any warrior to wield.
Price: $187.00
Gothic Cross Bastard Sword
AH-6976R
The hand and half sword, also known as a bastard sword, is one of the most iconic swords of the Middle Ages. This Gothic Cross Bastard Sword adds a dark touch to this classic blade, making it a great addition to your medieval weapons.
Price: $208.00
Late Medieval Marquis Sword
DS-2201
Inspired by French and German medieval sword designs, the Late Medieval Marquis Sword is a 15th century bastard sword, reflecting the style of the late medieval period. The guard is decorated with a floral French motif.
Price: $275.00
Coffin Pommel Bastard Sword
ZS-901137
One of the greatest parts of collecting weaponry is marveling at all of the different designs that have been used throughout the ages. This Coffin Pommel Bastard Sword features clean lines and a sleek look that is difficult to beat.
Price: $95.90
On Sale For: $86.31
Medieval Knight Bastard Sword
ZS-901139
Medieval warriors did not always own extravagant weapons festooned with jewels and engravings. On the battlefield, a soldier of the Middle Ages likely would have fought with a weapon resembling this Medieval Knight Bastard Sword.
Price: $95.90
On Sale For: $86.31
Bastard Sword
501510
Brought back by popular demand, the Bastard Sword is a Windlass Classic blade. This massive broad sword could have easily been used at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, cutting and slashing its way through the Tudor ranks.
Price: $245.00
Stainless Steel Medieval Bastard Sword
ZS-901138
A great display sword will add authenticity to your collection of weaponry or your outfit, if you are taking on a certain persona. This Stainless Steel Medieval Bastard Sword will look wonderful wherever you choose to exhibit it.
Price: $95.90
On Sale For: $86.31
Late Medieval Marquis Sword
DS-2201B
Inspired by French and German medieval sword designs, the Late Medieval Marquis Sword is a 15th century bastard sword, reflecting the style of the late medieval period. The guard is decorated with a floral French motif.
Price: $355.00