Swiss longsword, 15th or early 16th century (Morges museum)
|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.