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German Longsword

summer longsword pieces HD: "Altough things may seem different, in HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) seeking bind was not the primary goal in an engagement. Why hit each other's blades when you can simply lure him/her into an elegant trap and hit your opponent's openings without blade contact? In this video we want to show you some excercises (no free fighting) how we practice such techniques (and some bonus activities). Enjoy!"


German longsword by an unknown artist / maker. The blade dates from the 14th century and was fitted to this new hilt around 1580. It is made of iron or steel, copper, cord and leather, and blued. It is 37.5 inches long, with a blade width of just over 2 inches and weights 4.5 pounds. The unknown maker's mark is a bell within a shield in copper. It is #A477 in the Wallace Collection in London, England.


Longsword. Unknown Artist / Maker. Germany. c. 1530 - c. 1540 (pommel and guards (German). Probably late 16th century (blade). Iron or steel, rope and leather, blackened. Length: 103.5 cm. Length: 17.5 cm, grip. Width: 2.8 cm. Weight: 1.3 kg. Inscription: 'SIGNOR' with a cross on both sides. Wallace Collection A492. European Armoury I


Cadyn's father's sword. Cadyn rummages through the heaps of corpses and recovers this blade. Her main weapon.

Longsword guards by Joachim Meyer, Sixteenth Century German Freifechter. Useful for later period German texts. From


This sword exhibits the handling characteristics of the swords used in the Liechtenauer's manual of Armoured Fencing (Kampffechten or Harnischfechten) as recorded in the Codex 1449 manuscript compiled by Peter von Danzig in 1452, Danzig's fechtbuch.