Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Use== The concept of a two-handed longsword was impossible during the bronze or iron age since long swords could bend very easily. Only with the introduction of Medieval steel could such a sword be made. The Claymore was a two-handed weapon and was used primarily for slashing, although it could also be used for stabbing. The overall weight of the blade combined with the strength of a two-handed swing allowed it to sever heads with ease. The Holy Roman Empire would use an even longer sword during the early 1500s: the Zweihänder. Pier Gerlofs Donia, known for his size and strength, is credited for owning the biggest sword in human history: a 7ft long 14lb Zweihänder. Since The Renaissance was dominated by Pike And Shot formations; these massive swords could be substitutes for pikes. However as [[musket]] technology evolved, the swordsman became irrelevant on the modernizing battlefield (except for [[cavalry]], which remained relevant until the early 20th century). Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Deadliest Warrior Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://deadliestwarrior.fandom.com/wiki/Claymore"