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Hand and Half Swords

The term hand-and-a-half is more a modern designation for a range of sword types that featured tapered blades longer than the standard shorter arming swords of the time but without the double-hand grips of larger, heavier war-swords. Many different swords fall into this category, and many of them are as maneuverable as they are surprisingly sturdy. Hand-and-a-half swords roughly fall into two categories. The first tends to have approximately six-inch grips with the blades generally between 34–36 inches. The second type is known as “bastard” swords with grips around five inches or so, and blades 30–34 inches long. Both are light enough to use one handed but allow for two handed use by gripping the base of the pommel. Blade shapes varied to the changes from the mail to full plate armor, but remained of a size that made them effective from horseback. 

Museum Replicas houses a collection of hand-and-a-half swords which includes arguably the most famous of all medieval blades – the longsword. We also offer two other traditional swords of the period – the bastard sword (English and German versions) and the war-sword. Then there is the Sword of Homildon Hill which is a nod to the English–Scottish Wars of the 15th century. The fantasy element in the collection is represented by licensed replicas of the film Conan the Barbarian (1982) and a stunning reproduction of the paladin Roland’s Durandal. Just like our other swords, Museum Replicas’ hand-and-a-half swords are aesthetically pleasing and works of excellent craftsmanship. Check them out now! 

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Agincourt War Sword

#501506
This hand-and-half sword has a pre-sharpened, blued 1065 high carbon steel blade with an extra wide tang. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop. Overall 39 inches.
$265.00 $350.00

Bastard Sword

#501510
This sword exhibits a wide blade that is forged of 1065 high carbon steel. Pommel and cross guard feature darkened, aged finish. Black leather-wrapped handle. Overall length of 44-3/4 inches.
$245.00

Blacksword

#501176
This fantasy war sword has a blued, fully tempered 1065 high carbon steel blade, leather-wrapped wooden grip and black parts. Comes with scabbard. Overall length of 42 inches.
$235.00

Durandal the Sword of Roland

#501511
This mythical medieval sword has a wide, hand-forged, high-carbon steel blade. The cross guard, grip band and pommel are silver plated. Red leather wrapped grip. Matching scabbard included. Overall 40-3/4"
$425.00

Raptor Sword

#501090
This curved fantasy sword comes with a blade crafted of 1065 high carbon steel. Steel contoured parts and wood & leather grip, and claw-shaped pommel. Overall length of 41-1/4 inches.
$215.00

Sword of Homildon Hill

#501239
This historical sword features a blade that is made of well-tempered 1065 high carbon steel. Features black cord-wrapped wooden grip and detailed parts with dark bronze finish. Leather-wrapped scabbard included. Overall length of 43-1/2 inches.
$260.00

The Atlantean Sword

#884016
This fantasy replica sword has been hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC. Intricate details on hilt and deep runes on the blade. Overall 38-7/8 inches.
$325.00

The Father’s Sword

#884017
This sword has a blade hand forged of 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength. Features intricate details on the blade, guard and pommel. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Overall length of 38-1/2 inches.
$325.00