Two-handed swords were known as war-swords in the early Middle Ages and used to destroy an opponent’s shield, shear through mail, and damage helms. They were called great swords during the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The blades tended to be slightly longer than regular swords, and capable of damaging full plate armor to the point where the opponent’s movements were substantially impaired. Technically though, the two-handed sword belongs to the Renaissance. These swords were so big – around six feet long – that, unlike previous versions, it was only possible to wield them effectively with two hands. They were surprisingly light at 4–6 lbs and used to counter weapons like pikes and halberds.
Museum Replicas’ collection of two-handed swords encompasses a wide variety of medieval period blades. Longswords, war-swords, choppers, claymores – we have them all. It’s not all history though; those inclined towards fantasy will love the Sword of Gandalf. Most swords in our selection are crafted of high carbon steel, which makes them extremely hard and able to retain an edge. Our swords adhere to stringent specifications and are a worthy homage to the weapons of the medieval and the Renaissance periods. Browse, pick one, and own the battlefield.
This large German sword exhibits a blued steel 1055 high carbon blade with a classy gun metal finish. Features black leather handle. Includes scabbard with blued steel fittings. Overall length of 42-1/4 inches.
This fantasy sword features a blade made of AUS-6 stainless steel. Exhibits solid metal hilt parts, faux blue jewel gemstones, and genuine leather-wrapped grip. Includes Overall length of 47-5/8 inches.