Made in England (ca. 1400-1430,) measuring an incredible 7 feet and 5 inches ( 2.27 meters) in length and weighing a ridiculous 14 lbs. 3 oz. (6.44 kg) this Bearing Sword housed at the Royal Armouries’ White Tower (the Tower of London) is a perfect example of it’s kind.
The Bearing Sword is less a weapon and more a ceremonial piece. These monstrous beasts are far too heavy to ever wield in combat, and weren’t even made with proper balance and weight distribution to do so.
They were typically carried by squites or royal bodyguards during parades to showcase the wealth and status of the owner, and very often were lavishly decorated.
As impressive as they are, you would never want to use one on the battlefield.