Sword of war

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The sword of war was a primarily single handed weapon with longer, heavier blades designed primarly for cutting.

The blade is about 40-42 inches (101 to 106cm) long and still sports a central fuller. They featured wide crossguards that could be tapering and inclined towards the blade or spatulate and straight. The hilt is longer to accomodate the use of two hands at times and the pommel takes the form of wheels, balls or trefoils from the middle of the century 13th century.

These swords appear as the great helm appeared.