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.
The barbarians are at the gates. You stand with your brethren to defend your kingdom. You wield the Johannes Stage Combat Bastard Sword against them. It is great for controlled reenactments, stage fights, and theatrical productions.
The famous medieval warrior king of England, Richard the Lionheart was known for his military leadership. The King Richard the Lionheart Sword with Sheath is a remarkably regal decorative blade inspired by this historic ruler.
Clean lines and a classic form make this sword quite the weapon, while its overall design is one of time-tested effectiveness. This Hand and a Half Knight Sword with Scabbard will impress many warriors with its power and precision.
Clean lines and a classic form make this sword quite the weapon, while its overall design is one of time-tested effectiveness. This Hand and a Half Knight Sword with Scabbard and Belt will impress many with its power and precision.
The Knights Templar was one of the most famous Christian knightly orders. Surrounded by intrigue and mystique, they have remained a phenomenon to this day. Here represented in lavish detail is the Knights Templar Sword with Plaque.
The Knights Templar was one of the most famous Christian knightly orders. Surrounded by intrigue and mystique, they have remained a phenomenon to this day. Here represented in lavish detail is the Knights Templar Sword with Sheath.
Lancelot is one of the most well-known knights of the Round Table, infamous for his ill-fated romance. The Lancelot Sword with Plaque features a stainless steel blade inspired by the enduring medieval tale of honor, love, and betrayal.
The Limited Edition Sword of Catholic Kings, by Marto is a replica of a sword in the Real Armeria, made in the 15th century during the reign of Ferdinand II and Isabelle and used in solemn court occasions until the 18th century.
A bastard for a bastard - Longclaw the Sword of Jon Snow is a bastard sword wielded by Jon Snow, the bastard son of Eddard Stark. This replica is made from the finest materials and is a stunning collectible for any fan to own.
An ornate take on the famous blades of the Middle Ages, the Medieval Griffon Sword with Plaque is a beautiful display sword with a stainless steel blade and a silver tone hilt adorned with intricate scrollwork and red gemstones.
The hand and half sword, also known as a bastard sword, is one of the most iconic swords of the Middle Ages. This Molay Templar Bastard Sword adds a dark touch to this classic blade, making it a great addition to your medieval weapons.
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.