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'''Longsword''' is a one-handed sword, a characteristic weapon of Westerosi [[knight]]s.
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A '''longsword''' is a one-handed sword, a characteristic weapon of [[Westeros]]i [[knight]]s.
  
 
==Size relative to other swords==
 
==Size relative to other swords==
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==Confusion with medieval "longswords"==
 
==Confusion with medieval "longswords"==
In the context of the Middle Ages, a longsword generally refers to a hand-and-a-half sword or a [[bastard sword]]. The terms are largely interchangeable. However, in a Westerosi context, the longsword is exclusively a one-handed weapon, although they may have hilts long enough to allow limited two-handed use.{{ref|asos|21}}
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In the context of the Middle Ages, a longsword generally refers to a hand-and-a-half sword or a [[bastard sword]]. The terms are largely interchangeable. However, in a Westerosi context, the longsword is exclusively a one-handed weapon, although they may have hilts long enough to allow limited two-handed use.{{Ref|asos|21}}
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Terms]]
 
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[[Category:Swords]]
 
[[Category:Swords]]

Latest revision as of 23:06, 1 March 2019

A longsword is a one-handed sword, a characteristic weapon of Westerosi knights.

Size relative to other swords

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Bastard swords are generally larger than longswords. A shortsword is a smaller type of one-handed sword. A typical longsword is estimated as about a metre long (3 feet and 4 inches), though the size of the sword depends on the wielder.

The longsword has a long blade for a one-handed weapon, and most longswords are well suited to both cutting and thrusting.

Confusion with medieval "longswords"

In the context of the Middle Ages, a longsword generally refers to a hand-and-a-half sword or a bastard sword. The terms are largely interchangeable. However, in a Westerosi context, the longsword is exclusively a one-handed weapon, although they may have hilts long enough to allow limited two-handed use.[1]

References