In real sword terminology longsword and bastard sword usually mean the same thing: a sword which can be wielded with one hand but has a handle which is large enough to allow two-handed use.

If these terms are not specifically confirmed to mean different kind of swords in the books/TV series, they should be corrected. 02:13, January 4, 2015 (UTC)

This is the terminology used within the books themselves.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 19:06, January 4, 2015 (UTC)