The chokutō (直刀, "straight sword") is a straight, one-edged Japanese sword that was produced prior to the 10th century. Its basic style is likely derived from similar swords of ancient China. Chokutō were used on foot for stabbing or slashing and were worn hung from the waist.
Sword Estoc Sword class B Overall length approx. 97,5 cm Length of the blade approx. 76,5 cm Length of the guard approx. 17 cm Net weight of the photographed sword 1,50 kg Point of balance of the photographed sword: approx. 8cm from the guard Blade of spring steel W.Nr. 1.7102 (DIN 54SiCr6) quenched to a hardness of approx. 53 HRC Made in the Czech Republic.
Flambard, flammard, and Flammenschwert. The two-handed flame-bladed sword is called flambard, flammard or by the German Flammenschwert (literally "flame sword"). "). These swords are very similar to two-handed sword or Zweihänder, the only difference being the
The katzbalger is a side-arm, often used by pikemen, archers, and crossbowmen as a last resort if the enemy were to draw too close for bows or pikes to be effective. Mostly a cutting sword, the rounded tip is ill-suited to thrusting, while the flat, broad blade is specialized for cutting.
The khanda in Hindi, from khadga in Sanskrit, is a double-edge straight sword. It is often featured in religious iconography, theatre and art depicting the ancient history of India. Some communities venerate the weapon as a symbol of Shiva. It is a common weapon in the martial arts in the Indian subcontinent.
The sword typical of the European High Middle Ages (sometimes academically categorized as knightly sword, knightly arming sword, or arming sword) was a straight, double-edged weapon with a single-handed cruciform hilt and a blade length of about 70 to 80 centimetres (28 to 31 in).
The spada da lato or side-sword is the Italian term for the type of sword popular during the late 16th century, corresponding to the Spanish espada ropera. It is a continuation of the medieval arming sword and in turn the predecessor of the rapier of the Early Modern period.
A spadroon is a light sword with a straight edged blade, enabling both cut and thrust attacks. The style became popular among military and naval officers in the 1700s, as well as pirates, spreading from England to the United States and to France, where it was known as the épée anglaise (English sword).
The spatha was a type of straight and long sword, measuring between 0.75 and 1 m (30 and 39 in), in use in the territory of the Roman Empire during the 1st to 6th centuries AD. Later swords, from the 7th to 10th centuries, like the Viking swords, are recognizable derivatives, and sometimes subsumed under the term spatha.