Hand and a half swords is a modern term to describe bastard swords but it is used in reference to long swords. The hand and a half blade is used for thrusting and the length of the blade is not any longer than the long sword. The grip of the hand and a half sword was long enough to accommodate one hand or two hands when used in combat. These swords appear around the 16thcentury. Our Hand and a half 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 Hand and a half swords. All our Hand and a half swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.
The 14th century marked the beginning of the Hundred Years War between England and France, which lasted well into the 1400s. This 14th Century War Sword is designed after the weapons used by soldiers throughout this turbulent century.
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard is a practical warriors sword with a hardy make and a versatile design, making it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a practical warriors sword with a hardy and versatile design that makes it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
The 16th century saw the end of what we refer to as the medieval period, a time when the hand and a half sword was incredibly popular. This 16th Century Hand and a Half Sword is a stunning representation of weapons from that time.
Fans of medieval blade replicas are sure to appreciate the expert craftsmanship evident in the Agincourt War Sword. Forged by experienced master smiths, the striking functional sword is made from tough 1065 high carbon steel.
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 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.
The Black Prince Sword with Scabbard is an accurate reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, which was later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
This Black Prince Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Perhaps one of the most famous swords of all time is the Brass-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.
Within the confines of this sword lurks the captive remains of its victim. The Caged Skeleton Longsword is a unique display weapon that blends medieval style with something truly macabre. Frighten and intrigue with this gothic blade!
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