Long swords were weapons used mainly during the middle and late Medieval period. Long swords are both an offensive and defensive weapon and can be used for parries and deflections, as well as, cuts and thrusts. Cuts with a long sword are delivered either as slices or as extremely powerful chopping blows. Although it is primarily used with two hands, a long sword is still capable of being wielded with a single hand, allowing the off hand to be used for grappling, punching, and grabbing an opponent or his sword. Advances in armor technology toward the end of the Medieval period, specifically plate armor, decreased the protective need for a shield and thus freed up the off hand. Because of this, special techniques called half-swording were developed. Half-swording generally involves holding the blade of the sword in the second hand, which enables greater point control and increased thrusting power. This in turn enables the long sword to puncture heavy armor and stab into the joints and gaps between plates. Long swords were also known as war swords of the 14th and 15thcenturies. Typically 4′-4.5′ long and weight between3-4 lbs, the long sword was designed with a simple cruciform hilt and a straight blade that was double-edged. The long sword was reserved as a battle sword(typically hung from the saddle as opposed to be worn on the belt) and not used in friendly joust competitions. Long swords were larger versions of typical one-handed swords, except with stouter blades. They were “longer swords”, as opposed to single-hand swords, or just “swords”. In combat, knights developed an offensive move involving the hitting of an opponent repeatedly with the butt of his long sword (the “pummel”, back of the handle), which is where we get the term, “to pummel someone.” Our Long swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times were sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. We invite you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Long swords. All our Long Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.
15th Century Blunted Ring Hilt Sword
item # AH-3424R
Every sword enthusiast needs a stunning piece to complete their collection. The 15th Century Blunted Ring Hilt Sword is just that, its eye catching features and blunted edge making it ideal to be a sword on your wall or your side.
15th Century Hand and a Half Sword With Scabbard
item # DS-1537
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard is a practical warriors sword with a hardy make and a versatile design, making it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
15th Century Hand and a Half Sword With Scabbard and Belt
item # DS-1537B
This 15th Century Hand and a Half Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a practical warriors sword with a hardy and versatile design that makes it a great choice for the warrior who plans to wield their sword in a variety of ways.
Black Death Sword With Scabbard
item # DS-1372
Aesthetically pleasing is a great way to describe this sword, but do not think for a second that this sword is just a wall-hanger. As nice as this Black Death Sword with Scabbard looks, it is also fully functional and battle-ready.
Black Death Sword With Scabbard and Belt
item # DS-1372B
Aesthetically pleasing is a great way to describe this sword, but do not think that this weapon is just a wall hanger. The Black Death Sword with Scabbard and Belt is as eye-catching as it is fully functional and battle-ready.
Black Prince Sword With Scabbard
item # DS-1326
The Black Prince Sword with Scabbard is an accurate reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, which was later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Black Prince Sword With Scabbard and Belt
item # DS-1326B
This Black Prince Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a reproduction of an artifact discovered in the mid-20th century, later identified by Ewart Oakeshott, an expert in medieval swords, as the blade of Prince Edward of Woodstock.
Classic Medieval Long Sword
item # AH-3415
As swords evolved from the Middle Ages to the High and Late Middle Ages, they became longer and stronger. This Classic Medieval Long Sword, for instance, is an example of a Late Middle Age sword, made for use with one or two hands.