The Cold Steel Hand-and-Half sword is in cruciform shape. It originated in ancient Europe and was used by many great warriors and kings. The hilt is basically in the shape of cruciform and it has to be gripped with both hands. The cold steel hand-and-half sword is made from pure and high quality cold steel. It moves very swiftly for a European two hand sword. The blade is double-edged which makes it quite useful. One swift action from either edge of the sword will get your work done. If you are looking for a highly efficient and effective sword, then this sword will suit your needs.