The Longford (#1542)

The Longford, type XIIa Sword, is perhaps the most famous of all sword types of the medieval period. Also known as the Great Sword, the Longford, named after the Longford Castle in Wiltshire, England, was used throughout Europe at the height of the medieval period. An essential weapon among the nobility, the Great sword was a powerful and reliable medieval weapon of choice against the pikes, spears and heavy cavalry of the late 13th – 15th century. Greatly feared for its brute strength and speed, the Great sword became an essential weapon among the armies of the late medieval period. Wide blade, long and fast, the great sword became known as the first line of defense against cavalry and the heavy plate armor of the late medieval period.

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