The longsword is a European sword. It was mainly used during the medieval and renaissance periods, about 1350 to 1550 AD. Early and late use is known in the 13th and 17th centuries.
|In service||ca. 1350 - 1550|
|Mass||avg. 1.4 kg|
|Length||avg. 105-120 cm|
|Blade length||avg. 90-92 cm|
|Blade type||Double-edged, straight bladed|
|Hilt type||Two-handed cruciform, with pommel|
The longsword has a long blade, but also a long grip, which means it is a weapon designed for two-handed use.