Zweihander means two-hander. As in a two handed sword. Which means the sword is large and heavy enough that it requires two hands to use. The Zweihander is also known as a Great Sword. Also known as a Long Sword.
And unlike most swords, these swords are not carried in a sheath on the hip but across the back.
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