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Longsword vs. Greatsword

Difference Between Longsword and Greatsword

Longsword and Greatsword Comparison


Any type of sword that is comparatively long; depending on context, applied to swords of the Bronze Age, Migration period, Viking Age and Renaissance era.


Any generally straight bladed double edged sword large enough that it requires the use of two hands to wield it effectively.


A European sword with a long, straight double-edged blade, a cruciform hilt, and a grip for two-handed use; prevalent from the 14th to 16th centuries.

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