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.
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.
Take the worlds breath away! This officially licensed replica sword from the HBO show Game of Thrones is modeled after the prop used on the show. Our Damascus Steel Widows Wail features high quality materials for a unique appearance.
The Deluxe 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.
Intricately detailed and wickedly stylish, the Demon King Bastard Sword is a fantasy display sword featuring the jewel-eyed face of a demon at its ornate crossguard. This decorative gothic blade is made of high quality stainless steel.
Medieval historians world-round collect and display pieces of medieval art, weaponry, and decor in their offices and homes. You can feel like a medieval historian with the Dragon Sword and Letter Opener Plaque on your wall!