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PD1039

Longsword
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Dating: 15th century
Material: Metal
Dimensions (cm): 132 x 42,5
Weight: 2475 g
Inv. no.: PD1039

The Longsword, is a bladed weapon of impressive dimensions and was intended to be wielded with both hands (and therefore is sometimes referred to as a Mandoble or Two-Handed Sword)’.

They have double hilts, usually well separated, a characteristic that led to some other designations by which they are known, such as: Mandoble or Two-Handed Sword. They were used by Knights, in mounted combat and given their dimensions, when away from the Battlefield, were usually carried suspended from the saddle.

Mário Jorge Barroca

Objeto museológico (PDB)