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The term broadsword is used to refer to different types of swords, across many cultures and time periods. Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • During the 17th through 19th centuries, the term referred to contemporary European straight double-edged basket-hilted swords, like the Italian schiavona and the Scottish claymore. Surviving examples of such swords are around 105 cm long (90 cm of which is blade) with a base blade width of 3.5 cm and a mass of about one kilogram.
  • Later in this period, the term was applied to any broad-bladed military sword, including the sabre and the backsword, as opposed to the comparatively slimmer-bladed rapier, smallsword, and épée. In the late 19th century, museum curators began to use the term retrospectively to refer to the Medieval arming sword, which remains the popular usage today.
  • The Chinese Dao is sometimes translated as "broadsword."

(16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... See also: Hilt (band) and Peter Hilt Hilt of Szczerbiec The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The schiavona was a renaissance sword that became popular in Italy in 16th and 17th century. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... For other uses, see Claymore (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Szabla. ... 19th century French Navy officer sabre A backsword is a sword having a blade with only one edge. ... Silver damascened rapier guard, between 1580 and 1600. ... The Smallsword is a sword intermediate in historical period between the rapier and the classical épée, ancestor to the modern sporting épée. ... An Épée fencer. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... The term arming-sword refers not so much to a sword design as the situation under which the sword was used. ... Chinese Saber Dao (Chinese: 刀; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: tao1) is a category of single-edge Chinese swords primarily used for slashing and chopping (sabers), often called broadswords in English because some varieties have wide blades. ...

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Broadsword has its roots in the 17th century. Today this term is a misnomer, because the name "broadsword" refers to medieval blades that appeared during the 19th century together with Victorian collectors. "Broadsword" is now used mainly by collectors and museum curators. hhi comm arts fiends!!! said ronnie and phil Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian Era of Great Britain marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the...


General characteristic of a broadsword is its straight, wide (relative to a modern foil, sabre or epee used for fencing) and double-edge blade, which was used for cutting. Most of the time it also had a point that could be used for thrusting.


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Broadsword - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
The term broadsword is used to refer to different types of swords, depending on when the term is used, and on what period is being talked about.
Later in this period, the term was applied to any broad-bladed military sword, including the sabre and the backsword, as opposed to the comparatively slimmer-bladed rapier, smallsword and épée; in the late 19th century, museum curators began to use the term retroactively to refer to the medieval arming sword, which remains the popular usage today.
The Chinese Dao is sometimes erroniously translated as broadsword, although sabre is the correct translation.
HMS Broadsword (F88) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
HMS Broadsword (F88) was the lead ship and first Batch 1 unit of the Type 22 frigates of the Royal Navy.
Broadswords Lynx helicopter was destroyed by one bomb.
She was decommissioned on 31 March 1995 and was sold to the Brazilian Navy on 30 June 1995 and renamed Greenhalgh.
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