Historical longswords served as medieval and Renaissance weapons, particularly notable for their sharp taper and fine point that allowed them to pierce or slip through gaps in armor. With the advent of plate armor, swordsmen had less need to carry a shield for protection, instead using their off hand for a technique called half-swording, which gave greater control and thrusting power to the wielder of a medieval longsword. Knights wielding longswords also developed the tactic of repeatedly striking opponents with the pommel, leading to the phrase, To pummel someone. Sometimes called war swords or battle swords, traditional longswords featured simple, cruciform hilts and straight, double-edged blades. Whether you want to hone your combat skills or display an excellent example of a medieval sword, you can find many great options here at Buying a Sword. We carry great functional longswords from Cold Steel, Windlass, and Tinker Pearce. Our longsword replicas can easily serve as home decor, training swords, or re-enactment accessories.
Tinker Pearce has developed these matching longswords to satisfy the need of every Western Martial Arts practitioner and sword enthusiast, to have a matching set of sharp and blunt swords for cutting and safe training practice.
This weapon is proof that swords can be beautiful. The Two Handed Gothic Sword with Scabbard is a work of art, combining artistic gothic detailing with battle-ready functionality to make a sword as visually appealing as it is deadly.
This weapon is proof that swords can be beautiful. The Two Handed Gothic Sword with Scabbard and Belt is a work of art, combining gothic detailing with battle-ready functionality to make a sword as visually appealing as it is deadly.
This is THE weapon you want when facing a horde of enemies or just one fearsome foe. Our Warriors Longsword is handmade and crafted from a high carbon steel, making it a functional sword intended for use in a variety of situations.