General: bastard sword
A bastard sword (the "hand-and-a-half" sword) is a sword of average length, with a fairly long blade compared to its hilt. It is midway between the stubbier arming sword and the two-handed longswords.
Characteristics of the bastard sword include:
- Grip designed to be used one-handed.
- A long blade compared to its one-handed grip.
- Straight-edged continuous blade.
- A cross-guard.