The swords carried by Crusader knights were single-handed, medium length longswords, usually with a straight, double-edged blade that tapered to a point to overcome the plate armour on the battlefield. The swords of the Crusader knights are easiest distinguished by the design of the hilt and pommel. The simple cross-guard was curved towards the blade and the pommel bore ornate cross-shaped motifs representing the church.
This iron axe, measuring about 30 inches (75cm), was among a number of artefacts uncovered in a Danish bog along with the remains of hundreds of warriors who died in a violent battle around 2,000 years ago. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2188532/Remains-hundreds-warriors-died-violent-battle-2-000-years-ago-Danish-bog.html#ixzz23dpI62FN