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.
Take the worlds breath away! This officially licensed replica sword from the HBO show Game of Thrones is modeled after the prop used on the show. Our Damascus Steel Widows Wail features high quality materials for a unique appearance.
The Deluxe Charles V Sword by Marto is a replica of the sword of Charles V (a.k.a. Carlos V), who is widely regarded as the first king of Spain, given that it was under his rule that the domains of Castile and Aragorn were united.
Ruling Israel between 970 and 931 B.C., King Solomon was respected as a wise, fair, and powerful king. The Deluxe Sword of King Solomon by Marto of Toledo Spain, pays tribute to this biblical kings great spirituality and wisdom.
Intricately detailed and wickedly stylish, the Demon King Bastard Sword is a fantasy display sword featuring the jewel-eyed face of a demon at its ornate crossguard. This decorative gothic blade is made of high quality stainless steel.
Medieval historians world-round collect and display pieces of medieval art, weaponry, and decor in their offices and homes. You can feel like a medieval historian with the Dragon Sword and Letter Opener Plaque on your wall!
Ruling Israel between 970 and 931 B.C., King Solomon was known and respected as a wise, fair, and powerful king. The Gold King Solomon Sword by Marto, of Toledo Spain, pays tribute to this biblical kings great spirituality and wisdom.
Throughout history, as an instrument of justice, truth, equality, and firmness, swords have been used at every great event and have become imbued with symbolism, just as the Gold Masonic Sword, by Marto, is inlaid with masonic symbols
Established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and ensure custody of the Holy Land, the Templar Order is as well-known now as it was then. This Gold Templar Sword, by Marto, is a replica of a sword that a Templar might have wielded.
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.
Inspired by Walter Scotts literary hero, the Ivanhoe Sword with Plaque features a stainless steel medieval style blade made remarkable through intricate and ornate heraldic detail and antique brass finishing throughout its hilt.
From Sir Walter Scotts tale of chivalry, romance, and medievalism, the breakout hero Ivanhoe emerged. Made of stainless steel, the Ivanhoe Sword with Sheath is a collectible blade modeled after the weapon of the main character.