The largest sword in the world, according to the Guinness World Records, is the weapon known as the “Flamberge”. This impressive weapon, made of iron and steel, measures an incredible 3.4 meters (11 feet, 2 inches) in length and weighs an astonishing 15 kilograms (33 pounds).
The Flamberge was constructed sometime in the late 15th or early 16th century in Germany. It was likely made as a ceremonial weapon and would have been used primarily for display, though it is possible that it saw some use in combat. In its current state, the sword is too heavy and unwieldy to be used in battle, but its sheer size is a testament to the skill of its maker.
The blade of the Flamberge is wide and curved and is decorated with intricate patterns. The hilt is fashioned from a single piece of iron and is decorated with gold and silver. The weapon also features a “guard” of brass, which is designed to protect the hand of the wielder.
The Flamberge is currently housed in the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany, where it is on permanent display. It is believed to be the largest sword in the world by a significant margin and is one of the most impressive examples of a medieval weapon.
The Flamberge is an important reminder of a time in history when swords were a primary weapon of warfare and when skilled blacksmiths could forge weapons of remarkable size and beauty. It is a testament to the skill of its maker and the power of these weapons during this period.