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This is actually one of my favorite types of swords... The disk on the hilt acts as a counter weight making it very easy to swing and control...CW

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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 sword 9. Roman 10. 13th Century sword 11. 14th to 15th Century sword 12. 16th Century sword 13. Sword of James IV 14. Two-handed sword 15. - 17. Basket-hilted rapiers, 17th Century 18. Claymore 19. - 20. Scimitars 21. Hilt of a rapier, 18th Century 22. Jewelled hilt of Indian Sword 23. Hilt of a French…

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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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The Scimitar - The scimitar was a type of sword most commonly associated with the Saracens in the Holy Land who fought against the Crusaders. Scimitars had a distinct curved blade ending with a sharp point.

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Hi JapanLovers!  Today’s かっこいい lesson is about the nihontō (Japanese swords, or literally, blades). (ノ≧∀≦)ノThis illustration show the different types of nihontō, and the basic parts of a handle, or tsuka.  (We tried to be as simple and asbasic as possible~ >3<)Additional info:✧ Katana is now modernly used as the general term for Japanese swords.✧ Odachi (the big big sword!!) was commonly used in ceremonies, and not (or very seldom) in battle. Due to its huge size, it is worn stra...

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This type of sword is often called a pillow sword as it was traditionally thought that these small swords were hidden under a pillow for self-defense. There is no evidence that this was the case and it is more likely that it was carried as a gentleman’s sidearm.

Development Outline of Medieval Sword Forms c. 500 - 1500 AD, from 1998 Paladin swordsmanship book by John Clements: The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts

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