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The length of a sword can vary hugely, there are short swords of maybe as little as 40cm, often archers or crossbowmen would weild them. Then there is the 'average' sword length, of maybe a metre, many European single handed swords were around this length. Then there are the larger swords, Broadswords, Hand-and-a-half swords, Japanese Tachi's. They could be any length over a metre. Some were absolutely huge, like the scottish claymores. which could be 5 foot or more in length.

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The blade needs to be 100 CM-122 CM. If less then it's an Arming/Broadsword.

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Average weight is about 2.5lbs - 3.5lbs, and it is rare to find one over 4lbs. There is a link to a great article about the weight of historical swords below.

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The standard adult blade is 90 centimeters from the bell guard to the tip.

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The Xiphos used by Sparta was 12-18 inches long.

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