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.
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.
Drawing inspiration from Prince Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince Sword with Sheath is an ornate take on historic weaponry. His shield and the motto of the Order of the Garter, of which he was a part of, decorate the sword.
The vastly skilled sword masters from Marto have made this faithful and exclusive reproduction of the fantastic Fathers Sword in bronze. It was the very sword with which Conan the Barbarian learned some of the most basic combat skills.
Designed for authenticity and durability, the Champion Stage Combat Sword can withstand edge to edge contact to complete your performance with confidence and look great doing so. This stage sword may be wielded with one or two hands.
The Charles V Sword by Marto is a replica of the sword of Charles V (a.k.a. Carlos V), who is widely regarded as the first king of Spain, given that it was under his rule that the domains of Castile and Aragorn were united
The Crusader sword is one of the more easily recognizable swords, once you are close enough to see the cross on its wheel pommel. This Classic Crusader Sword offers a realistic option to finish off your medieval ensemble or display.
As swords evolved from the Middle Ages to the High and Late Middle Ages, they became longer and stronger. This Classic Medieval Long Sword, for instance, is an example of a Late Middle Age sword, made for use with one or two hands.
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.
One of the greatest parts of collecting weaponry is marveling at all of the different designs that have been used throughout the ages. This Coffin Pommel Bastard Sword features clean lines and a sleek look that is difficult to beat.