The strong and fearless Swiss and Germans originally carried these early weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other parts of continental Europe and the British Isles. The term “Bastard” undoubtedly comes from the fact that the sword, because of its design, has no legitimate claim to being classified as either a uniquely single-handed or two-handed weapon.
The Bastard Sword was a weapon developed for the use of the foot soldier and had become quite common by the early 1500’s.
The combat styles developed for the Bastard Sword were the particular speciality of the Northern Europe Cultures, with the German nations being at the forefront in its development and use.
Our Bastard Sword is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstanding authentic appearance.
- Well Balanced
- Great for re-enactors
- Hanwei quality
Made by Hanwei.