A classic post and a must-read for fantasy writers: the facts about the great sword of war (by name and by nature)
This article is by Joseph Malik.
Today I’m going to discuss an underrepresented weapon in fantasy, although it was likely the single greatest casualty-producing weapon on the medieval battlefield until the development of the longbow.
A Gran Espée de Guerre by Michael “Tinker” Pearce. (www.tinkerswords.com)
It’s a sword. It’s arguably the sword. It’s the Oakeshott Type XIIIa great sword of war, referred to as a gran espée de guerre.
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