Bastard Sword

   Usually this sword is used with one hand, but the grip is long enough to grasped by two or three fingers of the left hand. This allows for extra impact. This lighter and faster sword started to become popular in the 15th century. This was the time when the use of full armor was declining due to the use of firearms. Also called Hand And A Half Sword.

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