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Bastard Sword (also known as the Hand and a Half Sword)
Time Period: 14th-15th century
Location: Europe
Common Construction: Steel

Bastard sword is a general term for large war swords that had a slightly elongated handle which allowed the wielder to use a second hand when necessary. Because these weapons were not strictly one handed nor two handed, they became known as bastard swords.

CE 14th Century, CE 15th Century, General Term, History, Medieval Europe, Sword, Weapon


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