Broadsword

All About History - - THE CRUSADES / CRUSADER KINGS -

As stan­dard for western knights, the typ­i­cal Knight Tem­plar was armed with a broadsword, how­ever when fight­ing on horse­back spears were also used. Some­times, two-handed broadswords were opted for while fight­ing on foot, but while they granted ex­tra reach and cleav­ing power, they left the knight shield­less.

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