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Types of Swords

1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword
1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword

The pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sword was the sword used by the British heavy cavalry (Lifeguards, Royal Horse Guards, Dragoon Guards and Dragoons), and King's German Legion Dragoons, through most of the period of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

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Backsword
Backsword

The basket hilt is a development of the quillons added to swords' crossguards ... broadsword and backsword ... basket-hilted sword was a cut and thrust ...

Basket-Hilted Sword
Basket-Hilted Sword

The basket-hilted sword is a sword type of the early modern era characterised by a basket-shaped guard that protects the hand. The basket hilt is a development of the quillons added to swords' crossguards since the Late Middle Ages.

Chokut
Chokut

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.

Estoc
Estoc

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.

Flame-Bladed Sword
Flame-Bladed Sword

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

Flyssa
Flyssa

Flyssa Sword The flyssa is the typical knife of the Kabyle people, a branch of the Berbers who reside in Algeria and Morocco. The name “Flyssa” is drawn from the “Iflissen Lebhar”, one of the major tribal confederations of the Kabyle.

Katzbalger
Katzbalger

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.

Khanda
Khanda

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.

Knightly Sword
Knightly Sword

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).

Longsword
Longsword

A longsword (also spelled as long sword or long-sword) ... Swords with exceptionally long hilts are found throughout the High Middle Ages, but these remain rare, ...

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Sword belt: A sword belt is a belt with an attachment for the sword's scabbard, used to carry it when not in use. It is usually fixed to the scabbard of the sword, providing a fast means of drawing the sword in battle.

Rapier
Rapier

Rapier (/ ˈ r eɪ p i ər /) or ... (but nowhere near that of the wider swords in use around the Middle Ages such as the longsword), it is designed to perform quick ...

Spada da Lato
Spada da Lato

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.

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Spadroon
Spadroon

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).

Spatha
Spatha

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.

Tsurugi
Tsurugi

A tsurugi (剣) is a Japanese broadsword, akin to the jian Chinese sword. The word is used in the West to refer to a specific type of Japanese straight, double-edged sword used in antiquity.

Zweihnder
Zweihnder

The Zweihänder (German pronunciation: [t͡svaɪhɛndɐ] ( listen)) (German "two hander") also Doppelhänder ("double-hander") or Beidhänder ("both-hander") is a large two-handed sword primarily in use during the early decades of the 16th century.

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