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TWO-HANDED SWORD (long blade)
Weight: ~7 kg
Rank(s): 1st row
The two-handed sword is a derivative of
the long sword. Weaponsmiths have always looked
for ways to improve existing weapons. In an effort
to improve the long sword, the blade was lengthened
(having a longer reach than one's enemy is always
preferable). Eventually, the handle had to be extended
and two hands became necessary in order to properly
swing the sword. The primary function of two-handed
swords is cleaving mounted knights and breaking up
The blade on the two-handed sword is a long,
double-edged blade. The blade point may be sharp or
rounded. The hilt has straight or slightly curved
quillons. The pommel may be faceted, triangular, or
pear shaped, though whatever the shape, it tends to
get larger toward the top, as a counterbalancing measure.
As its name implies, this sword is a two-handed
weapon and cannot be used in one hand, even if the wielder
has high Strength. The weapon and its hilt are balanced
for two-handed use. A normal fighter wielding a two-handed
sword cannot use a shield.
Although very big sized entities can use this
with one hand, impressive enough.
An average two-handed sword measures five to six
feet in length. It is a favored weapon among foot soldiers.
Some skill(s) usable with the weapon:
Decapitate, long blades and slash.
Bastard sword, claymore, falchion, flamberge, katana,
longsword, no-dachi and shovel.
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