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art-of-swords: “ Different types of Swords 1. Sword blade from Mycene 2. Persian 3. Egyptian 4. - 5. Leaf-shaped sword (Broze Age) 6. Hilt of a Bronze Age sword 7. Greek 8. Ancient Irish wooden...

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Ohh! Okay. Got it. Could never figure out what a rapier was.... I knew it was a sword but had no clue what kind. (It was the kind that Reep had)

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Modern period swords of different types. First 13 (2 and half rows) are transitional 16th century forms from arming swords to side swords towards a basket hilted sword. 14th sword is a Scottish basket hilted claymore, almost all the rest are Venetian Schiavone, then the last row and one sword before that are rapiers.

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The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts :: View topic - What can a crossguard tell you about a sword's use? Not Taijiquan specifically but informative.

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The Cawood sword is regarded as one of the finest Viking swords ever discovered. It is nearly 1,000 years old and is the fifth sword of its type ever to be found and by far the best preserved. It's from the end of the Viking period and beginning of the Medieval and the sword itself reflects this. Yorkshire Museum

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myArmoury.com An Exceptional Viking Sword with Gold and Silver Inlaid Blade and Hilt, early 10th century Overall length: 94 cm (37"); Blade length: 80.6 cm (31.75")

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Knife Guide You know most people will use this guide to decide what type of knife they want. I, however, will use it a a way to properly identify weaponry within my writing.

Knife Guide You know most people will use this guide to decide what type of knife they want. I, however, will use it a a way to properly identify weaponry within my writing.

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Some pre-Renaissance blades. Most of these are hand-and-a-half swords, or bastard swords, meant for both slashing and stabbing with either one or two hands. A good, versatile sword type, useful in many situations.

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