This style of long-sword was the preferred primary weapon to the warriors known as the ‘Gallowglass’.
The Gallowglass (from Irish: gall óglaigh meaning foreign warriors) were a class of elite mercenary fighters who gained prominence in Ireland during the 15th century. Originally Scots who were dispossessed of their lands, they later settled in Ireland and became a significant part of the Irish Infantry. They were often used by Irish chieftains as bodyguards or personal aids.
This style of long-sword has the significant hollow ring pommel and ‘E’ accents that are only found on swords of Irish origin.
This is very similar to our ‘Irish Short Sword’, although much larger in scale.