The Longsword is a mid-game harvesting tool that remains relevant in end-game RUST. This persistence is due to its effectiveness and ready availability for those hitting barrels and opening crates.
You can use a longsword as a tool to harvest animal carcasses for Cloth, Leather, Meat, Bone Fragments, and Animal Fat. Using items such as the Combat Knife will perform this task more efficiently and result in a better yield, but the longsword will work in a pinch, which is great when it’s all you’ve got on you.
As a weapon, the longsword does significant damage in one long, labored swing. Missing when fighting someone with a more forgiving, faster-swinging weapon can be devastating, so ensure you make an impact when you swing this sword. This weapon holds the distinction of being able to break the more durable blue barrels in a single swing, making it a favorite of roadside farmers.