|The primary weapon used by
Knights of Veritas is the longsword, renowned in the
middle ages for
its versatility and deadliness. Tremendous importance was placed on training with this highly regarded weapon,
both for the the discipline required to wield it and for the symbolism it embodied.
Through demonstrations of authentic techniques drawn from period manuscripts,
Knights of Veritas reveals what positions
were considered the most advantageous, how the sword moves and is handled, and
the amazing cutting power of a sword against a cardboard target!
The longsword (also known as a "hand-and-a-half" sword) was approximately 48" in overall length with a grip long enough for both hands, but typically weighed only 2.5 to 3.5 lbs. Audiences never fail to be shocked at not only how light a real longsword is, but also how fast and easily handled a longsword really is when used correctly!