A bastard sword is too large to use in one hand without special training; thus, it is an exotic weapon. A Medium-size character can use a bastard sword two-handed as a martial weapon, or a Large creature can use it one-handed in the same way.
Bastard swords are also known as hand-and-a-half swords.
|Exotic Weapon - Melee|
|See the description of this weapon for special rules.|