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Rapier Made in Solingen, Germany 1590-1610

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Rapier - Blade made by bladesmith Clemens Meigen, German (active Solingen), active late century

WEIGHT: Back in the 14th century armour was made of iron plates and small iron rings connected together to make a meshy type of material. This was quite light and only weighed 15kg. But as technology evolved they removed the iron mesh and replaced it with thick extra protective plates. Which is great for your protection but weighed an extra 10kg in a massive total of 25kg.

WEIGHT: Back in the 14th century armour was made of iron plates and small iron rings connected together to make a meshy type of material. This was quite light and only weighed 15kg. But as technology evolved they removed the iron mesh and replaced it with thick extra protective plates. Which is great for your protection but weighed an extra 10kg in a massive total of 25kg.

The Longsword had a two-edged blade and a handle which was long enough for two hands The length of the Longsword ranged from 40 - 48 inches The Longsword handle that measured 10 - 15 inches in additional length The extended handle of the Longsword allowed the blade to be held in two hands The Medieval Longsword weighed between 5 - 8 pounds. The longsword was one of the most lethal weapons in medieval history.

The Longsword had a two-edged blade and a handle which was long enough for two hands The length of the Longsword ranged from 40 - 48 inches The Longsword handle that measured 10 - 15 inches in additional length The extended handle of the Longsword allowed the blade to be held in two hands The Medieval Longsword weighed between 5 - 8 pounds. The longsword was one of the most lethal weapons in medieval history.

MEDIEVAL WEAPONS

illustration of one- and two-handed use of the longsword. Note the sword being used one-handed is drawn shorter and may also be intended as a large knightly sword (CPG 339 fol.