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Mh, what's the deal with this sword?
Was it named after the swear word of the same name or why is it called that?

Was it a bastard who forged this sword first, or what is it called?

Mh, what's the deal with this sword?
Was it named after the swear word of the same name or why is it called that?

Was it a bastard who forged this sword first, or what is it called?

A bastard is not just a swear word, but also a breed of dog, but I can't tell you exactly what that sword is all about.

Mh, what's the deal with this sword?
Was it named after the swear word of the same name or why is it called that?

Was it a bastard who forged this sword first, or what is it called?

A bastard sword is a type of sword.
See here at Wikipedia (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastardschwert)

Ribal

A bastard sword is a type of sword.
See here at Wikipedia (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastardschwert)

Ribal

How cool, Gothic is even listed there !!
They made the sword better known !! §thank you

as far as I know, bastards are hybrids
and that would fit: if the bastard scwert is a one-and-a-half-handed sword that is half one-handed long sword and the other is two-handed
makes sense doesn't it?

And because it's a mixed breed, is it called a bastard?
Joa makes a little sense ... :)

Is also out of date for illegitimate children!

Bastard is probably also a dirty word, since a bastard dog was a mixed breed (unclean). He was also known as the dog of the guard.
(History class): D.

the definition of bastard sword is a bit different. a bastard sword is usually wielded with both hands. as in gothic, the swords didn't really exist. there were one-handers that could only be wielded with one hand. one had a sign for that. As armament technology advanced, you no longer needed a shield and now you had both hands free for your weapon. so you could wield bigger weapons to have more guns. they were then guided with 2 hands in order to have a longer lever thanks to the long handle and thus have even more force in the stroke. to do this, however, you needed 2 hands. you could also use one hand, but why use only one hand if there are 2? one can argue whether a sword is a long sword or a bastard sword ... although I would say that long sword is an umbrella term. I think the bastard sword wasn't exactly a catchphrase in the middle ages. I'm not sure now, but I think the bourgeois, not so brutal variant was simply called the long sword and the one that was fought in the battle was called the battle sword. where the battle sword is more powerful. pure two-handed imo only existed in the late middle ages and the renaissance. they were then already around 2 meters tall. oh yes, a bastard sword had the ideal length when it reached a warrior with the pommel to the solar plexus when it was on the biden. But these giant 2 hands were only caught in half a sword in order to practice a kind of "drilling technique" to penetrate the plate armor of the enemy armor. at the time, bastard swords were no longer useful. If you want to deal with the subject further, I can recommend the book "The Sword" ...

man, I talk a lot again ... ^^


While I'm at it: broadsword is actually a wrong expression. Back then, a broadsword was a sword that was a little wider than the others. at least I think so.

While I'm at it: broadsword is actually a wrong expression. Back then, a broadsword was a sword that was a little wider than the others. at least I think so.

Etymologically, this comes from the English broadsword, so not really to be understood as broad;)

mfg eddie

Nevertheless, in medieval RPG's these broadswords are still shown broadly. ^^

Here is some more information:


Weapons of the German School: 14th-16th centuries
# Hand and a half sword (also called a bastard sword)

The hand and a half sword is due to the increasing reinforcement of armor in the 14th century. originated. The longer handle allows the second hand to use the more force, the place was pointed to pierce the gaps between the armor plates. A common bastard sword weighs around 1.5-2 kg and is between 1.10 m and 1.30 m long. This form of the sword resulted in an increase in the art of fencing due to the elimination of the shield. In the picture on the right you can see - above two hand and a half swords - below a comparison of the following weapons, from top to bottom: two-handed sword, hand and a half sword, one-handed sword, large dussack.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8350/anderthalbsamm1yn2.th.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anderthalbsamm1yn2.jpg)


How cool, Gothic is even listed there !!
They made the sword more famous !!
Yes it appears in the list, but every role-player should have known this weapon class for a long time, especially through the 'wizards of the coast' and their work: Dungeons and Dragons !!! from over 30 years ago! In my opinion, only D&D and DSA should be mentioned in the article on http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastardschwert, the rest is pure advertising ..... otherwise the list would have to be miserably long to cover all the games lists in which there are hand and a half swords !!!

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