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Two Handed Swords

Two handed swords were known as war swords in the early Middle Ages, and were used to destroy an opponent’s shield, shear through mail and damage helms. During the high middle age and on into the renaissance they were known as great swords. The blades tended to be slightly longer and even full plate armor could be damaged to the point where the opponent’s movements were greatly impaired. Though large, two handed swords weight was not excessive.
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