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.
Whether you are looking for a sword to use at your next medieval battle or a stunning weapon to display on your side or your wall, this Sovereign Sword with Scabbard and Belt will fulfill all of your wants and needs in this department.
Become a warrior as crafty and venomous as the creature presented on the Spider Fantasy Sword. Weave a web of destruction around your enemies with this fine blade in hand. This display weapon adds a gothic touch to your surroundings.
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.
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 a Templar Longsword.
Perfect for medieval plays and sword fighting demonstrations, this Templar Stage Combat Sword can withstand edge to edge contact. Displaying thick edges and a rolled tip, this high carbon steel sword is durable and attractive.
The Tewkesbury Sword is an example of a medieval long sword, featuring a gently tapered sword blade that looks like it would excel at both cutting and thrusting. That makes it the ideal weapon to find in the hand of any medieval warrior.
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.
A little bit of flare can make your weapon into a personal statement, one that allies and enemies will come to recognize. This Twisted Hand and a Half Sword certainly features that touch of flare, as well as a hardy and effective look.
As far as families from the HBO series Game of Thrones go, the Lannisters are dramatic and fraught with complexities. Our replica sword Widows Wail is developed after the one used in the series by an assortment of characters.