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The term longsword refers to different kinds of sword depending on historical context:
- Longsword, a late Medieval and Renaissance weapon designed for use with two hands
- Estoc, a French and English sword designed for piercing armour
- Spatha, a Roman and early Medieval sword which is 'long' compared to the Seax and the Gladius
- Zweihänder, a late Renaissance sword of the 16th century Landsknechts, the longest sword of all
- the Rapier
- Katana (大刀 daitō, Odachi, Nodachi) is sometimes translated from the Japanese language as longsword
People called "Longsword":
- William I, Duke of Normandy (d. 942)
- William of Winchester, surnamed Longaspatha or Longsword (d. 1213)
- William Longsword, Earl of Salisbury (d. 1226)
- Stephen Longsword, justiciary of Ireland (d. 1260)
- William VII, Marquess of Montferrat, called Spadalunga or "Longsword" (d. 1292)
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