Medieval Glossary

Two-handed Sword

Toward the end of the fourteenth century this sword appeared, and it had a 50 inch blade and 12 inch grip. The two-handed sword was not very popular because of the large amount of space needed to effectively wield it.

Related term(s): Long Sword; Falchion; Estoc; Quillon; Hilt; Pommel
Category: Weapons
Added: 06.07.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 72.


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