Long Swords

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.

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German Long Sword

Item # 07-88HTB
A high-performance sword for modern warriors and serious collectors, the German Long Sword features a design inspired by various historical examples. The functional sword is exquisitely balanced and hand-honed to a keen edge.
$730.00 $584.00

Gothic Bastard Sword

Item # AH-3370
The bastard sword, also known as the hand and a half sword, was an effective weapon of the medieval ages, and this Gothic Bastard Sword is no different, featuring the same design infused with a bit of gothic design for style.
$187.00

Italian Long Sword by Cold Steel

Item # 07-88ITS
Modeled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance of the Italian Long Sword slightly favors thrusting attacks, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too and can deliver downright ferocious blows.
$470.00 $376.00

Man at Arms Italian Longsword by Cold Steel

Item # 07-88ITSM
Exemplifying the design of a medieval era Italian longsword, the Man at Arms Italian Longsword by Cold Steel features a long and slender blade which is exceptionally proficient in both slashing and thrusting style attacks.
$360.00 $288.00

The Longford Sword With Scabbard

Item # DS-1542
The Longford Sword with Scabbard strikes a content medium between the broad cutting swords of the High Middle Ages and the thin, thrusting swords that came later. The end result is a longsword that is effective, fast, and deadly.
$425.00

The Longford Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Item # DS-1542B
The Longford Sword with Scabbard and Belt strikes a medium between the broad cutting swords of the High Middle Ages and the thin, thrusting swords that came later. The end result is a longsword that is effective, fast, and deadly.
$530.00

Tinker Pearce Blunt Longsword

Item # SH2395
The Blunt Trainer longsword features nearly identical handling of its sharp companion, but with thick edges (2mm) and a rounded tip for safe sparring practice. Tinker Pearce has developed matching longswords to satisfy any sword need.
$325.00

Tinker Pearce Sharpened Longsword

Item # SH2394
Tinker Pearce has developed these matching longswords to satisfy the need of every Western Martial Arts practitioner and sword enthusiast, to have a matching set of sharp and blunt swords for cutting and safe training practice.
$345.00

Two Handed Gothic Sword With Scabbard

Item # DS-1332
This weapon is proof that swords can be beautiful. The Two Handed Gothic Sword with Scabbard is a work of art, combining artistic gothic detailing with battle-ready functionality to make a sword as visually appealing as it is deadly.
$440.00

Two Handed Gothic Sword With Scabbard and Belt

Item # DS-1332B
This weapon is proof that swords can be beautiful. The Two Handed Gothic Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a work of art, combining gothic detailing with battle-ready functionality to make a sword as visually appealing as it is deadly.
$545.00

Warriors Longsword

Item # ZS-BT-2703
This is THE weapon you want when facing a horde of enemies or just one fearsome foe. Our Warriors Longsword is handmade and crafted from a high carbon steel, making it a functional sword intended for use in a variety of situations.
$244.00