Sales Hotline: +44 (0)1492 541300

Classic Longsword


The term "long sword" designates a sword that is longer than a one handed sword: approximately 37 cm or longer. A long sword was primarily wielded using two hands, but thanks to the comparatively light weight of this classic long sword, one handed techniques are also possible.

Its double-edged blade has three fullers, but the two outer ones only run the length of the ricasso. The ricasso itself is large enough for your second hand to reach over the crossguard with langet to grasp it. This hold significantly increases the pressure behind thrust techniques. The wooden grip is wrapped in leather, and both the pear-shaped pommel and the crossguard are made of steel. Our classic long sword comes with a leather scabbard with a mount and chape.

Total length
 122 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Grip length: 16 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 14 cm
Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
Oakeshott type: XIIIa
Blade: High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 120252

Availability: Usually dispatched in 2-3 weeks

Excl. Tax: £145.00 Incl. Tax: £174.00

Sharpening may delay dispatch by up to 3 days.
Read about our sharpening service here

Sharpening this item for UK delivery will require proof of age (see more)

* Required Fields

Excl. Tax: £145.00 Incl. Tax: £174.00

Product Description


Longsword (ca. 1400)

Long Sword

Despite having several names - War Sword, Great Sword, Long Sword and even Two-Hand Sword - and causing some confusion among collectors, the large sword was quite a popular weapon. Its great length gave it both reach and power, since the length increased the velocity substantially. However, with the addition of the long ricasso, the sword became even more formidable. The ricasso allowed the sword to be gripped past the guard, thus shortening the sword and allowing it to be used as short spear. This made a thrust more solid since the blade is held securely at two separate points.

Our version of this sword is as formidable weapon as the originals. The blade is high carbon steel, tempered to a tough spring, the grip is ridged wood, wrapped with leather, and the pommel and guard are steel. Comes complete with leather scabbard. This is an interesting sword type that belongs in all collections of swords.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Product UseLiving History, Test Cutting
EdgeBlunt - Sharpenable

Total length: 122 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Grip length: 16 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 14 cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
Oakeshott type: XIIIa


I love this sword! Review by BjornTheBear
I’ve owned this sword a little over a year, safe to say it’ll be staying in the collection.
I’ll start with the downsides first, the pommel is a nut and thread construction instead of a peened construction, and there were a few imperfections on the blade, given the price this really wasn’t an issue.
The blade feels a little heavy, but not unwieldy, after a few weeks of regular drills it soon felt quite natural to wield.
This sword would benefit from a slightly longer handle and maybe a pommel that was a tad heavier, but for the price it’s hard to beat.
With all that considered, I love this sword, and it’ll be a permanent addition to my collection (Posted on 13/02/2020)
Very beautiful sword, not suitable for stage combatReview by Riccardo
Esthetically it's a very beautiful sword, one of the best I've ever seen. Mine tends to rust a bit, in particular the pommel, but I don't know why.
I used it for stage combat for about a year and the blade it's not very strong, it easly damages. So I don't suggest to use it for combat (as indicated by Knightshop).
Anyway it's very light compared to other battle ready sword that I have, now I use it only for solo training.
Overhall a very beautiful and good sword, but not ok for combat.
Note: the pommel is not peened but has a nut (Windlass should have blade replacement, but I did't find it on their website). (Posted on 07/09/2019)
A nice sword for a beginning sword collectorReview by Håvard
Very nice and simple leather-working for both the scabbard and the handle wrapping. Blade , guard and pommel are nicely done. Only point draging it down is really that the metal fitting on the scabbard is slightly off center. Nothing else to point out really. (Posted on 12/07/2017)
This Machine Kills French KnightsReview by Frank
Nice piece, very well done, only very small superficial blemishes to the metalwork. (Posted on 18/06/2016)

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Product Tags

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword

Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword

2 Review(s)
Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00
Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword

Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword

6 Review(s)
Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00
The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Part I - DVD

The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Part I - DVD

Excl. Tax: £24.92 Incl. Tax: £29.90
Registered Company number. 6769534 (England and Wales) UK Vat Number: 779 5190 76