A sword is a bladed melee weapon intended for cutting or thrusting that is longer than a knife or dagger, consisting of a long blade attached to a hilt.The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographic region under consideration.
The first weapons that can be described as "swords" date to...
The sword consists of the blade and the hilt. The term...
Sword typology is based on morphological criteria on one...
This is a list of types of swords.. The term sword used here is a narrow definition. This is not a general List of premodern combat weapons and does not include the machete or similar "sword-like" weapons.
A sword is a hand-held weapon made for cutting. It is often made of metal. It has a long blade, and a handle called a hilt. Often there is some form of hand protection, such as a cross-guard or a basket. It can be used either for cutting, slashing or stabbing, depending on the type of sword.
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- Classification by hilt type
- Classification by blade type
The English language terminology used in the classification of swords is imprecise and has varied widely over time. There is no historical dictionary for the universal names, classification or terminology of swords; A sword was simply a double edged knife. Historical terms without a universal consensus of definition were used to label weapons of similar appearance but of different historical periods, regional cultures and fabrication technology. These terms were often described in relation to ot
Some of these terms originate contemporaneously with the weapons which they describe. Others are modern or early modern terms used by antiquarians, curators, and modern-day sword enthusiasts for historical swords. Terminology was further complicated by terms introduced or misinterpreted in the 19th century by antiquarians and in 20th century pop culture, and by the addition of new terms such as "great sword", "Zweihänder", and "cut-and-thrust sword". Historical European Martial Arts ...
The term two-handed sword, used as a general term, may refer to any large sword designed to be used primarily with two hands: 1. the European longsword, popular in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. the Scottish late medieval claymore 2. the Bidenhänder sword favoured by ...
These are double-edged, usually straight bladed swords, designed for optimized balance, reach and versatility. Jian Jian is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th century BC during t
The edgeless swords category comprises weapons which are related to or labelled as “swords” but do not emphasise "hacking or slashing techniques" or have any "cutting edges" whatsoever. The majority of these elongated weapons were designed for agility, precision and ...
These are single-cutting edged, usually thick or curved construction bladed swords, typically designed for slashing, chopping, severing limbs, tripping or broad sweeping techniques; but were often very poorly designed for stabbing. Swordsmen were trained to use the dulled-side fo
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- Christian Era
The present chronology includes diverse and relatively uneven documents. The need to group them into a single list responds to the desire of simplicity.
The manufacturing process is summarized as follows: The bronze swords were cast into moulds, heated to a certain temperature and allowed to cool slowly. Finally they cold hammered (hitting them with a hammer on a type anvil) to increase its hardness. 1. c.1275 BC. Assyrian sword, with inscriptions. 2. c.650 BC. According to Pausanias, Theodore of Samos invented the casting of bronze objects. 3. c.450 BC. Herodotus. He mentioned iron swords (as a representation of the god Ares/Mars) in tombs S...c.50. Pliny the Elder talks about the types of iron, and the importance of water in the temper of steel.c.90 AD The poet Martial, born in Bilbilis (near Calatayud), prided himself on the steel of his country, better than the Gallic and the Noricum.
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Sword is a Canadian heavy metal band from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada, that was formed in 1981 and is still active to this day.
In 1981, south of Montreal in Saint Bruno de Montarville, Quebec, Rick and Dan Hughes formed a heavy metal band called Sword. They were joined by guitarist Mike Plant and bassist Mike Larocque in the first lineup of the band. They signed their first commercial contract in 1984 with Aquarius Records.
In 2006. Rick Hughes released a solo album called Train d'enfer. Mike Plant plays guitar for the band Porn Flakes.
- Musical style, influences and lyrical themes
The Sword is an American heavy metal band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 2003, the band is currently composed of vocalist and guitarist John D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie and drummer Santiago "Jimmy" Vela III. Originally signed to Kemado Records, the group released its debut album Age of Winters in 2006, the material for which had been largely written by Cronise prior to the band's formation. Gods of the Earth was released two years later, giving the group its first entry
After writing and recording music on his own for "a few years", vocalist and guitarist John D. "J.D." Cronise formed The Sword in 2003 with guitarist Kyle Shutt and drummer Trivett Wingo. Speaking about choosing the band's name, Cronise claims that he researched the moniker first
The Sword spent the rest of 2009 writing material for their third album, which took the form of "a concept album centered around an original science fiction narrative", and had more of a hard rock sound than the band's previous releases. Some of the new songs were debuted at the
In March 2012, it was announced that the Sword had signed a worldwide deal with record label Razor & Tie, with plans for a fourth album starting with recording in June and a projected late-2012 release. In May the band released the single "Hammer of Heaven", a song originally rec
The Sword has been categorised as doom metal and identified as an example of the 'classic metal' movement of stoner rock artists influenced by early metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Blue Cheer. With the release of Warp Riders, members of the band acknowledged that fans with a more "narrow-minded" view of heavy metal may feel alienated by stylistic changes. Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic described the band on Age of Winters as being "at the forefront of … the 'heritage ...
A pistol sword is a sword with a pistol or revolver attached, usually alongside the blade. It differs from a rifle with a bayonet in that the weapon is designed primarily for use as a sword, and the firearm component is typically considered a secondary weapon designed to be an addition to the blade, rather than the sword being a secondary addition to the pistol. In addition, the two components of these weapons typically cannot be separated, unlike most bayonet-fixed rifles.
Historically, some flintlock pistols of the 17th and 18th centuries were constructed as gun-swords, with the barrel of the pistol attached to the side of the blade of a shortsword or dagger. A shell guard protected the firing mechanism when it was used as a sword. These were used by French and German hunters to kill wounded wild boar. Examples of these weapons can be found in the armoury of Wawel Castle. Similar weapons were made in India, including the katar, a thrusting dagger, modern variants
Pistol swords were not widely used and became uncommon relatively quickly, due to their expense and because instead of getting two weapons in one, one got a heavy pistol and a heavy, off-balance sword, as shown by the poor performance of the Elgin pistol.
German hunting knife and wheel lock pistol made in 1546.