Medieval Glossary

Hand-and-a-half Sword

A sword with a four foot blade to combat plate armour. Also called a 'long sword.'

Related term(s): Long Sword; Two-handed Sword; Falchion; Estoc; Sheath; Quillon
Category: Weapons
Added: 06.06.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 68.

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