Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bastard sword

Longsword with a longer handle so it can be held by one or two hands. The blade is usually narrowly pointed and quite slender or tapered. The hilt has side-rings and finger-rings. Also called a hand-and-a-half sword.

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