Long Swords are cheap, long enough to prevent the enemy from getting close easily and are made to be wielded well in one hand, as long as the wielder has 5 points in strength or more. They deal 1-8 points of slashing damage and are commonly used by enemies, such as bandits and Black Talon mercenaries. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It's sold at most weapon sellers in all games. In Baldur's Gate, long swords fall under the large swords proficiency, while they are in the long sword proficiency in other games.
|“||These swords are usually referred to as double-edged swords, war swords, or military swords. In many cases, the long sword has a single-edged blade. There is no single version of the long sword; the design and length vary from culture to culture and may vary within the same culture depending on the era. Among the most common characteristics of all long swords is their length, which ranges from thirty-five inches to forty-seven inches. In the latter case, the blade is known to take up forty inches of the total length. Most long swords have a double-edged blade and a sharp point at the tip. Despite the tip, the long sword is designed for slashing, not thrusting.||”|