A sword with a four foot blade to combat plate armour. Also sometimes called a 'hand-and-a-half sword.'
Related term(s): Hand-and-a-half Sword; Two-handed Sword; Falchion; Estoc; Sheath; Quillon
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 68.
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