A greatsword requires two hands to wield. It is the largest type of sword, considerably longer and heavier than a bastard sword or a longsword.
There are several famous greatswords forged of Valyrian steel. These include Ice, Heartsbane and Brightroar.
Due to his great size Ser Gregor Clegane is able to wield a greatsword in only one hand, freeing up the other arm for a shield.
The champions of the northern mountain clans wield huge two-handed greatswords. Greatjon Umber is also described as using one. Household troops of the Dreadfort wield greatswords along with other weaponry.
Speculation about size
The Valyrian steel greatsword Ice is described as six feet long. However, as Valyrian steel is considerably lighter than common steel, Valyrian greatswords are likely larger in general.
A good estimate for the size of a typical greatsword would be 1.5 meters (about 5 feet). The size of the sword depends on the person wielding it though, so swords wielded by exceptionally large men may even exceed 1.8 meters (roughly 6 feet).
Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series
The sword wielded by Lord Gregor Forrester in Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series is a greatsword.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 17, Jon IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series, "Iron From Ice".