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Swiss longsword, 15th or early 16th century (Morges museum)
Type Sword
Service history
In service ca. 1350 - 1550
Weight avg. 1.4 kg
Length avg. 105-120 cm
Blade length avg. 90-92 cm

Blade type Double-edged, straight bladed
Hilt type Two-handed cruciform, with pommel

The Longsword is a European sword. It was used during the medieval and Renaissance periods. It was used to fight, not to deffend. The Longsword could hew, slice, and stab. There are so many different styles of Longsword that the generalization about it vary wildly.