A type of sword with a blade length of ~27"-36" that is wielded with one hand. It has a straight single-edged blade and is sure as hell NOT a claymore, which is a type of two-handed sword. One made of decent quality high carbon steel will weigh in around 2-3.5 pounds. The main difference between a broadsword and a longsword is that a longsword has a double-edged blade. One of the well-known types of broadswords is the Scottish basket-hilted broadsword, sometimes mistakenly called a basket-hilted claymore.