Historical longswords served as medieval and Renaissance weapons, particularly notable for their sharp taper and fine point that allowed them to pierce or slip through gaps in armor. With the advent of plate armor, swordsmen had less need to carry a shield for protection, instead using their off hand for a technique called half-swording, which gave greater control and thrusting power to the wielder of a medieval longsword. Knights wielding longswords also developed the tactic of repeatedly striking opponents with the pommel, leading to the phrase, To pummel someone. Sometimes called war swords or battle swords, traditional longswords featured simple, cruciform hilts and straight, double-edged blades. Whether you want to hone your combat skills or display an excellent example of a medieval sword, you can find many great options here at Buying a Sword. We carry great functional longswords from Cold Steel, Windlass, and Tinker Pearce. Our longsword replicas can easily serve as home decor, training swords, or re-enactment accessories.
A few unique touches are enough to make this Cluny Hand and a Half Sword into a unique medieval arm, one that is not only appealing to look at, but also a fine blade that any warrior would want to carry as their weapon of choice.
In a stunning show of skill and precision, Angus Trim has done it again. By special request, this swordsmith has created the Competition Cutting Longsword to blow away the competition of the Historical European Martial Arts.
A high-performance sword for modern warriors and serious collectors, the German Long Sword features a design inspired by various historical examples. The functional sword is exquisitely balanced and hand-honed to a keen edge.
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.
Modeled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance of the Italian Long Sword slightly favors thrusting attacks, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too and can deliver downright ferocious blows.
Exemplifying the design of a medieval era Italian longsword, the Man at Arms Italian Longsword by Cold Steel features a long and slender blade which is exceptionally proficient in both slashing and thrusting style attacks.
Medieval warriors did not always own extravagant weapons festooned with jewels and engravings. On the battlefield, a soldier of the Middle Ages likely would have fought with a weapon resembling this Medieval Knight Bastard Sword.
Sword shopping can be a bit daunting at times. Which one is the right choice for you? Is there really a right choice? For an all-around exceptional blade, the Single Hand Cruciform Sword is the ideal choice for all sword enthusiasts.
The Spadona Hand and a Half Sword is based on a sword design out of the mid 1400s. Possessed of a hybrid design, this bastard sword is proof that large swords were not only powerful, but also be graceful, swift, and beautiful, too.
The Longford Sword with Scabbard strikes a content medium between the broad cutting swords of the High Middle Ages and the thin, thrusting swords that came later. The end result is a longsword that is effective, fast, and deadly.
The Longford Sword with Scabbard and Belt strikes a medium between the broad cutting swords of the High Middle Ages and the thin, thrusting swords that came later. The end result is a longsword that is effective, fast, and deadly.
The Blunt Trainer longsword features nearly identical handling of its sharp companion, but with thick edges (2mm) and a rounded tip for safe sparring practice. Tinker Pearce has developed matching longswords to satisfy any sword need.