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!
The 14th century marked the beginning of the Hundred Years War between England and France, which lasted well into the 1400s. This 14th Century War Sword is designed after the weapons used by soldiers throughout this turbulent century.
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard is a practical warriors sword with a hardy make and a versatile design, making it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a practical warriors sword with a hardy and versatile design that makes it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
The 16th century saw the end of what we refer to as the medieval period, a time when the hand and a half sword was incredibly popular. This 16th Century Hand and a Half Sword is a stunning representation of weapons from that time.
Fans of medieval blade replicas are sure to appreciate the expert craftsmanship evident in the Agincourt War Sword. Forged by experienced master smiths, the striking functional sword is made from tough 1065 high carbon steel.
The American Liberty Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain was created in memory of the 9/11 Twin Towers disaster and terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Through its design, it embodies classic American ideals and symbols.
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.
The prophet Solomon appears in many stories and is a central figure to the origination of a slew of religious tales. Our Black King Solomon Sword is inspired by the weapon he carried and includes a plaque for display.
The Black Prince sword is a late 14th century Hand and a Half Sword Type XVa. The original sword, which rests in a private collection in England, is thought to possibly be the sword of Edward the Black Prince.
The Black Prince Sword with Scabbard is an accurate reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, which was later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
This Black Prince Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Perhaps one of the most famous swords of all time is the Brass-Hilted Excalibur, the sword of the sovereign king of Britain and mystical blade wielded by King Arthur when he presided over Camelot and his Knights of the Round Table.