Primary Material: Tempered Steel For the RPG “long sword” see Arming Sword Developed as early as the late 12th Century, longswords became the knightly weapon of choice by the 14th. The longsword is actually a two-handed or hand-and-a-half weapon which was developed as advances in armor increasingly obviated the need for a shield, allowing the second hand to be used. The weapon incorrectly described as a 'long sword' in most Role Playing Games and computer games is actually a 'single sword' or an 'arming sword' (see Arming Sword). Early longswords were little more than arming swords with extended grips, which allowed them to be used two handed. The blade was typically straight or slightly tapering, double-edged, and the weapon normally had a simple cruciform hilt. As the weapon developed, examples with blades up to a foot longer than those of most arming swords were not rare, for an overall length of four to four-and-a-half feet.

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Longsword L 5 2 4 1 - 10 SCP CP 0 0 10 4