Great swords are infantry swords which cannot be used comfortably in a single-hand. The term "great-sword" has come to mean a form of long-sword that is still not the specialized weapons of later two-handed swords. While there is some overlap in terms as great swords are sometimes (correctly) called "two-handed swords", it is not historically correct to refer to all "two-handed swords" as great swords. Great swords were for the most part scaled-up versions of the contemporary long-sword with size being the main distinction: both were considered war swords but the great sword could not be used with one hand. These were exclusively infantry weapons and could not be used in conjunction with a shield. While terms do overlap, it is certain that great swords usually sported longer, heavier blades. Even 18th century broad swords - the curved-blade variety, akin to a thick sabre - could be referred to as great swords, though the term is used nearly exclusively for straight two-handed swords of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Therefore, great sword is best regarded as a generic term, and it is important to remember that great is relative. Blade shapes ranged from "flat and wide" to "narrow and hexagonal" to "diamond shaped". Great swords were capable of facing heavier weapons such as pole-arms and larger axes, and were devastating against light armour. Long, two-handed swords with narrower, flat hexagonal blades and thinner tips were an evolutionary response to plate-armour. Our Great swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times were sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. We invite you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Great swords. All our Great Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.
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.
Known throughout history, William Wallace became the most valiant freedom fighter Scotland has ever seen. The Freedom Fighter Early Scottish Claymore is a magnificent two-handed early Scottish sword appropriately named for its valor.
Whether you need to keep your distance from your foe or if you are fighting in close quarters, few weapons are as handy as a greatsword. The Medieval Battle Greatsword takes the classic greatsword design and refurbishes it into something new.
Inspired by the weapons of medieval warriors, the Scottish Great Sword with Plaquefeatures a stainless steel blade in a historic form. This decorative Crusader sword comes with a wooden wall plaque for easily displaying medieval style.
Sir William Wallace, known as one of Scotlands national heroes, is a well-known name. He fought against the English for Scottish freedom, and to commemorate this, we offer the Scottish William Wallace Sword, by Marto.
There are many iconic images from Scotland, and one of the most notable is a tartan-clad Highlander fighting against English oppression. This Short Brass Wallace Sword is inspired by the mighty greatsword wielded by William Wallace.
The sword of William Wallace is, perhaps, one of the most famous arms of history thanks to the feature film Braveheart. This Short Silver Wallace Sword is designed around that, recreating a shorter form of the impressive claymore.
The tale of William Wallace, who fought for Scottish independence, is one that is known by many. This Sir Wallace Iron Claymore is a recreation of the sword wielded by this legend during one of the more modern portrayals of his story.
The Danish Elite Series Sword boasts a unique design that is exceptional when used in the heat of battle. This devastating weapon was inspired by a two handed 15th Century design that was considered rare even in that era.
The Tinker Great Sword of War is designed purely as a cutting sword and, weighing in at a little less than four pounds, it is built to excel on heavy targets. The 11 inch grip provides excellent leverage and static and dynamic balance.
Two-handed swords were not always designed to fit into the cut and thrust style of combat that gained so much favor in the later 15th century, but the design of this Two Handed Danish Sword with Scabbard fits the era with ease.
Two-handed swords were not always designed to fit into the cut and thrust style of combat that gained so much favor in the late 15th century, but this Two Handed Danish Sword with Scabbard and Belt fits into the era with ease.