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!
Merlin is, perhaps, as famous a name as Arthur. Arthurs tutor in his informative years, Merlin taught Arthur everything he needed to know to be king. The Merlin the Magician Sword, by Marto, pays tribute this inscrutable character.
Armed with the Oswald Stage Combat Sword, you are fit to enter the fray, defend the kingdom, or face of against your greatest foe. Whatever the cause of your staged battle, this spring steel combat sword is ready for the challenge.
The prophet Solomon appears in many famous religious stories. Our Red and Gold King Solomon Sword is modeled after this iconic figure and features a stainless-steel blade with red and gold accents for a stand out display sword.
Prepare to taste dragon-steel, fiend! Stylized with great ornamentation and yet still wickedly effective, this Red Dragons Battle Sword is the blade of a dragon knight, ready to enter battle and fight like a fearsome dragon.
The Freemasons have been around since the 16th and 17th centuries, and while not an official knightly order, that does not mean that they have never used a sword like the Red Masonic Longsword in ceremony and ritual.
What better way to show your allegiance than to stand guard with this sword by your side? This Royal Sentry Sword can show everyone you mean business. The Royal Sentry sword has a stainless steel blade with a long, narrow fuller.
Perhaps one of the most famous swords of all time is the Silver-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.
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.
The Templars are a well-known knightly order, about which there is much mystery and intrigue. This Templar Warrior Sword calls to mind their military-based actions, by putting a recreated Templar sword into the hands of an enthusiast.
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.
A close recreation of the famous Oakeshott Type XVIIIa.4 sword from Records of the Medieval sword, this Tourney Hand and a Half Knightly Sword has been modified slightly to make it safe for medieval reenactment and stage performance.
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.