Swords weighed anywhere from 10-15 lbs each depending on the size and material.
That light naw I read they were at least 60lbs at the lightest!
On average most swords weighed in at around 2-3 lbs with larger swords sometimes weighing up to 4lbs.
Swords you mean spears right?
Yes they were all of the above.
No, rapiers were thin and light but were invented to out maneuver the Easts favored weapon the Katana. Swords were illegal for regular peasants and farmers because kings feared revolt from an armed population.
Yes but they were really only for show, guns quickly made swords of any kind obsolete to the public.
No Rapiers were no thinner than other swords of the time, some were very thin others were not. They were exceptional at thrusting but some could be used to cut though the balance point prevented deep cuts and made the sword seem lighter than other swords though it was not. Civilians wore it for quite some time.
Cut through the weak plates on the shoulders.
Lunge full force this could sometimes pierce the armour enough to kill the enemy.
Hold the sword by the blade and either stab in the gaps or use the hilt like a mace with the blade as the handle.
"End him rightly" and as directed by old medieval texts throw you're pommel at him and while he's distracted stab his eyes through the visor with your sword.
All of the above?
They used a crane to hoist the knight into the saddle.
They pulled themselves up?
Armoured knights didn't use horses they used Narwhals armed with sub machine guns.
Horses were trained to kneel to make it easier to mount.