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
Every man and woman should know the anatomy of a sword (ah... a woman with a sword). If it was up to me I'd get rid of all the guns and have war fought with melee weapons; see how fast peace comes when you have a blade in your ass.
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!"