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LONG SWORD (long blade)
Weight: ~2 kg
Rank(s): 1st row
These swords are usually referred to as doubled-
edged swords, war swords, or military swords. In many
cases, the long sword has a single-edged blade. There is
no single version of the long sword; the design and length
vary from culture to culture, and may vary within the same
culture depending on the era.
Among the most common characteristics of all long
swords is their length, which ranges from 35 inches to 47
inches. In the latter case, the blade is known to take up
40 inches of the total length.
Most long swords have a double-edged blade and a
sharp point at the tip. Despite the tip, the long sword is
designed for slashing, not thrusting.
Often, long swords have two grooves that run the
length of the blade, one on each surface. These grooves are
called fullers, and are meant to make the sword lighter and
more flexible. If a sword did not have some elasticity, it
would shatter when it hit a target.
The handles of all long swords fit only one
human-sized hand. Most long swords have a small, oval, metal
plate between the blade's base and the grip. This oval protects
the grip from getting damaged against the metal in the mouth of
the sheath. It also offers some modest protection to the hand.
A second piece of metal, either oval or round, is fitted onto
Some skill(s) usable with the weapon:
Decapitate, long blades and slash.
2h sword, Bastard sword, claymore, falchion, flamberge, katana,
no-dachi and shovel.
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