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A paladin's longsword.

A longsword is a bladed sword about 3½ feet in length.[1]

On Golarion

Longswords are common weapons in the Inner Sea region, though individual regions interpret its basic form differently.

  • Andoran: While Andoren longswords take cues from Taldan and Chelish designs, they also feature eagle-inspired motifs.[2]
  • Cheliax: Two styles of longsword—minimalist and infernally inspired—dominate the devil-haunted empire.[2]
  • Irrisen: The land of winter witches combines the unfettered designs of its neighbors with ornate hilts featuring knotwork or ritualistic designs.[2]
  • Mendev: The crusaders facing demons of the Worldwound prefer tough, functional, and intimidating blades, with some even using weapons that ape demonic traits or are recovered from demons themselves.[2]
  • Numeria: This land of barbarism and technology inspires longswords that mimic the shapes and traits of truly technological weapons.[2]
  • Osirion: With its long history, this region's statues inspire classic longsword designs artificially aged to look older.[2]
  • Qadira: Longswords from this desert nation represent a blend of cultures it has encountered, resulting in simple blades with decorated crossguards, hafts, or handles.[2]
  • Taldor: Rapidly shifting fashion trends shape Taldan swords, which favor lavish appearance over function.[2]

Notable longswords

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  1. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 147. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Alexander Augunas and David N. Ross. (2015). Weapon Master's Handbook, p. inside front cover. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-796-3
  3. F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Artifacts & Legends, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-458-0