He did at one point, whether he does now is more or less up to interpretation and is influenced by player agency. THAT'S WHY THE GAME IS SO NEAT! HURRAY FOR AMBIGUITY IN STORY TELLING BY WAY OF GAMEPLAY!
I finished my second playthrough of Dark Souls with a no shield 2H Zweihander character and I had a blast.
I've started up Demon's Souls again and I want to do something similar. I've already got the bastard sword to start me off, but I want something bigger. I want a giant thing to smash enemies to pieces with. I've seen the Dragon Bone Smasher, but that seems like it's a while away. Is there anything (relatively) early on that will satiate my lust for a giant weapon? The great sword seems pretty good, and that's in 1-3, so I suppose it's not too far away.
The easiest and probably most effective weapon you will want to go for is the Meat Cleaver