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 medieval Bosworth Longsword is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Designed specifically to be used and made from1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang and tempering to a low 50's RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop, custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.
This massive Lowland Claymore is like one held by the Bruce clan which they assert belonged to Robert the Bruce himself. It is certainly the correct type for that age when knights wore mail, barrel helms, and some small pieces of plate, just as the Bruce did. This type of huge sword could wreak havoc on that type of armor. The long blade is fullered and of a flattened section and is fully tempered high carbon steel. The parts are steel and the long grip is wood wrapped in cord for a good grasp. Large swords like this were not worn but carried over the shoulder with the flat of the blade down without a scabbard during this period. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
The sword named Glamdring was forged by the high Elves of the West, in the hidden city of Gondolin. Glamdring survived, only to be found thousands of years later by Gandalf and his companions. This authentically detailed replica is a reproduction of the actual filming prop built used in the motion picture, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Glamdring sword is 475/8" overall, featuring a 351/4" tempered AUS-6 stainless steel blade. Solid metal hilt parts, faux blue jewel gemstones and a genuine leather-wrapped grip. It is presented with a wood wall display and includes a certificate of authenticity.
These German large swords have fully sharpened and blued steel blades with a distinctive gun metal finish with black leather handles. Includes scabbard with blued steel fittings. Overall 42-1/4 inches.
Known throughout history, William Wallace became the most valiant freedom fighter Scotland has ever seen. This magnificent two handed early Claymore has been appropriately named for its valor. This sturdy sword measures a massive 61” overall length. High carbon steel blade. Leather-wrapped handle and upper blade area. Manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts.
This sleek, two-handed weapon is light and versatile enough to be used on foot or on horseback. It makes for a fine slicing weapon, but has a strong thrusting point, as well. Since there was no formal name for this weapon, we have chosen “brand,” an ancient name for a sword. The strong grip has wooden scales and antique copper fittings.