The largest sword (also called two-hand sword) used by man in wartime was a sword with a disproportionate measures and that, to be tamed, a large force was needed. For the management of this sword was not needed no technique. Is known that used larger sword came to measure up to 2,5 meters and weighed up to 10 kg. In the centuries XIV and XV the soldier of a foot used the swords to break the line of pikemen enemy.
The function of the largest sword, Apart from breaking the first line of pikemen, It was damage to soldiers who wore chain mail or plate armour. They do not necessarily had to pierce armor, with a sharp blow could damage the soldier breaking his hand or other parts of the body without cutting the armor.
This sword is also known under names long sword, Stud, bastard sword or Greatsword. The handle measuring almost one-fifth of the total length of the sword and the knob was round to be able to rotate the left wrist which allowed to strike quickly at a great distance. For combat at close range a hand placed on the handle and the other hand in the first third of the leaf which is not sharpened. Also used to place spikes at the beginning of the cutting edge, by way of false guardian, to improve grip, avoid hand slipped up to the edge or to prevent that it was the sword of the adversary that slipped by the Ridge until reaching her hand.
Among the different models of swords perhaps the best known is the Claymore. A two-handed sword used in the middle ages and early modern times. It was used in the struggle between Scottish clans 1400 and 1700. The Claymore measuring approximately 140 cm and weighed each 2,5 kg. The largest in the history of this model sword measuring 2,24 meters and weighs around 10 kg. This Claymore was used by a Scottish giant whose name and origin is unknown, Although it is believed that this person belonged to the Clan Maxwell.
One of the best-known swords is perhaps William Wallace sword. Wallace was a Scottish hero who led a rebellion against the Eduardo I King of England. He led the Scottish army against the English in their battles and so try to get independence. He won many battles but did not win the war, and he was captured, tortured and finally beheaded. Their exploits left their mark and inspired the Scottish people to finally, years later, got the long-awaited independence. In his battles, William Wallace wrestles with a sword with two hands with a long of 168 centimeters and a thickness of 1,2 centimeters. This sword is known worldwide thanks to the film “Brave heart” starring Mel Gibson.
Another also well-known two-hand sword is the two-handed blow of Carlos V. Sword for use with both hands, known as two-handed blow of Charles V. From hilted straight, form a cross with his fist and the blade, which was used for before going into battle to kiss the cross.
Many two-handed swords appeared in famous movies like “The sword of Atlantis” (Conan the barbarian) or the Narsil-Anduril (It appears in the Lord of the Rings trilogy). There are other swords known in the world of video games and Anime/Manga world.