|Group: Melee Weapon|
|Size||1,200.0 mm length|
- It is also called the two-handed sword because it requires both hands to swing. 
The blade is extremely heavy, two-edged, and about 1,000 to 1,200mm in length. The hilt is relatively simple, generally a cross-piece only, with little basketwork or protection. When carried, the broadsword is typically worn in a metal scabbard attached to the belt; less frequently, the scabbard is worn on the back, and the broadsword is drawn over the shoulder. 
Length: 1,200mm. Weight: 2,500.0 grams. Base Price: Cr300.
History & Background (Dossier)
As sophont civilizations develop early material technologies, the broadsword is a natural development of edged weapons. Typically, sophonts learn how to construct the knife or dagger, progress to the sword, which culminates in the broad sword or rapier.
When the first Archaic Firearms are developed, edged weapons remain useful, but by the time of modern firearms around the TL:4-6 epoch, older melee weapons tend to be relegated to being back-up weapons.