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Encyclopedia > List of swords

This is a list of sword types found through history all around the world. A sword (from Old English sweord; akin to Old High German swerd lit. ...

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Sword types sorted by countries of origin

African

  • Flyssa
  • Kaskara
  • Shotel
  • Takouba

World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...

Ancient

For the span of recorded history starting roughly 5,000-5,500 years ago, see Ancient history. ... An illustration showing a kopis with a hook-like hilt. ... A khopesh is the name given by the ancient Egyptians to a Cannanite sickle-sword. ... The makhaira (μάχαιρα, also transliterated machaira) is an ancient Greek word that refers to a class of large metal cutting instruments. ... The xiphos (ξίφος) is an double-edged, single-hand sword used by the ancient Greeks. ...

China

The butterfly sword is originally a single-bladed short weapon originating from southern China, although it has also been used in the northern parts during its history. ... Chinese Saber Dao 刀 (Py dāo, 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. ... Pinyin (拼音, pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... Jian (劍 Pinyin jiàn, Wade-Giles chien4, Cantonese gim, Korean geom, Japanese ken) is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. ... Pinyin (拼音, pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the...

Europe

A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the sword. ... Dirk is a Scots word for a long dagger; sometimes a cut-down sword blade mounted on a dagger handle, rather than a knife blade. ... The espada ropera (sword of the robe) was a sword developed in the mid-15th century in Spain. ... An estoc is a type of sword common in the 16th century. ... A falchion is a medieval single handed, one edged sword of European origin. ... A flamberge A flamberge is a sword (typically a rapier though there were longswords as well) which had a wavy blade meant to aid in parrying. ... From left to right: Mainz, Fulham, Pompeii, and Pompeii Gladii. ... A bastard-sword is commonly thought a generic name for several varieties of straight-bladed European swords that can be wielded in one or two hands. ... The term long-sword is ahistoric in the sense that it refers to a different kind of sword depending on historical context. ... This article is about the sword. ... Cavalry sabre typical of the 19th Century The sabre (or saber) is a European backsword with a distinct curvature and a rather large hand guard, covering the knuckles of the hand as well as the thumb and forefinger. ... King or Chief of Franks armed with the Scramasax, from a Miniature of the Ninth Century, drawn by H. de Vielcastel. ... The Smallsword is a sword intermediate in historical period between the rapier and the classical épée, ancestor to the modern sporting épée. ... The Spatha is a straight, slashing sword, usually worn by cavalry officers and auxiliaries in later Roman armies. ... A two-handed sword, used as a general term, is any large sword that requires two hands to use. ... The word claymore has been used to describe two distinct types of swords used by Scottish warriors and soldiers. ... Great sword - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The spadone is a two-handed sword used by knights during Medieval times. ... The Zweihänder (German for two hander) is a massive two-handed sword, designed to capitalize on brute force and shock effect, at the expense of some finesse. ...

Japan

Bokken bokken training A Bokken (木剣, bo, wood, and ken, sabre) is a wooden Japanese sabre, usually the size of a katana (though wakisashi and tanto-sized are available). ... The katana (刀) is the Japanese sabre or longsword (大刀 daitō), although many Japanese use this word generically as a catch-all word for sword. ... Ken is gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ken was a rare type of tanto. ... A kodachi (小太刀) literally translates into small or short tachi; this Japanese sword was too short to be considered a long sword but too long to be a dagger. ... A nagamaki (long wrapping) was a Japanese weapon popular between the 12th and 14th centuries. ... The nodachi (野太刀) refers to a large Japanese sword. ... A shinai (Japanese:竹刀) is a practice sword used in Kendo. ... The tachi (太刀) is a Japanese sword, often said to be more curved and slightly longer than the katana. ... A Tantō (短刀) is a Japanese blade or small sword. ... Wakizashi style sword mounting, Edo period, 19th century A wakizashi (Japanese: 脇差) is a traditional Japanese sword with a shoto blade between 12 and 24 inches (between 30 and 60 cm, with an average of 50 cm), similar to but shorter than a katana but also quite longer than the...

Philippines

Barong can refer to any of the following things: A Barong Tagalog is an embroidered formal garment of the Philippines. ...

Middle East

A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Indian 18th century katar. ... The kilij (also spelled kilic) is a sword used by the Ottoman Empire starting around the late 15th century. ... The word saif is Arabic and means sword. As such it does not in and of itself denote anything more specific than saber or back-sword in its parent land. ... A scimitar with a large blade (kilij) The term scimitar refers to a sword with a curved blade from western Asia. ... A shamshir is a curved sword of Persian origin, with a curve that is considered radical for a sword: 15 to 30 degrees from tip to tip. ... The yatagan (Turkish spelling yatağan) is a type of Turkish sword (which even became known in other countries as the Turkish sword) used from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries. ...

South Asia

Map of South Asia. ... A pulwar (also spelled pulouar) is a single handed curved sword from Afghanistan. ... A talwar or tulwar is a type of saber from Mughal India dating back to at least the 17th century. ...

South Pacific

South Pacific is a musical play by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, which opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949. ... The Kampilan is a famous Moro long sword still in use by many filipino-muslims today. ... The kris or keris is a distinctive, asymmetrical dagger endemic to Malaysia and Indonesia. ...

Named swords

Many swords in mythology, literature and history are named by their wielders or by the person who makes them. Mythology is the study of myths: stories of a particular culture that it believes to be true and that feature a specific religious or belief system. ... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... History Forums - History is Happening -Discuss all historical topics, as well as current events, in an academic setting. ...


History and mythology

This article is about the mythical sword of King Arthur. ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ... The word Merlin may refer to: Merlin, the wizard, associated with King Arthur. ... King Pellinore of Listinoise is a minor character in Arthurian legend. ... In Cryptography, a name referring to a fictitious individual bent on performing malicious actions within the system. ... Excalibur is one of two mythical swords of King Arthur. ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ... In an Arthurian legend, the Lady of the Lake gave King Arthur the sword known as Excalibur. ... King Pellinore of Listinoise is a minor character in Arthurian legend. ... In Arthurian legend, Sir Gawain (Gawan, Gawein) features as a knight of the Round Table. ... This entry was adapted from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. ... Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (草薙の剣) is a legendary Japanese sword as important to Japans history as Excalibur is to Britains. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Also called Zulfikar, Dhu-l Fiqar, Dhu al-Fikar, Thul-fiqar etc. ... Ali ibn Abi Talib (علي بن أبي طالب) (c. ... Tizona is the sword carried by El Cid which was used to fight the Moors in Spain. ... History of Spain Series -Timeline -Prehistoric Spain -Roman Spain -Visigothic Spain -Medieval Spain -Moorish Spain -Age of Reconquest -Age of Expansion -Age of Enlightenment -Reaction and Revolution -First Spanish Republic -The Restoration -Second Spanish Republic -Spanish Civil War -The Dictatorship -Modern Spain Topics -Economic History -Military History -Social History Rodrigo... Hilt of Szczerbiec Szczerbiec (literal meaning: jagged sword) is a sword that was traditionally used in the coronation ceremony of Polish kings. ... Hrunting was the magical sword given to Beowulf by Unferth in the ancient Old English epic. ... Beowulf is the hero of the Anglo-Saxon poem by his name (see Beowulf). ... Illustration by Alan Lee In Norse mythology, Gram was the name of the sword that Sigurd (Siegfried) used to kill the dragon Fafnir. ... In Norse mythology, Gram was the name of the sword that Sigurd (Siegfried) used to kill the dragon Fafnir. ... In Norse mythology, Sigurd (also Siegfried) was a legendary hero, as well as the central character in the Volsunga saga, Nibelungenlied and Richard Wagners opera, Siegfried, which see for more details. ... Tyrfing was a sword that appears in the poem from the Elder Edda called The Waking of Angantýr, and in Hervarar saga. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Tyrfing Cycle is a collection of legends united by the magic sword Tyrfing. ... Hervarar saga ok Heidhreks is a fornaldarsaga from the 13th century using material from an older saga. ... The Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems from the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius. ... Durandal (Italian Durindana) is the legendary sword of the French hero Roland (Italian Orlando). ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... In Greek mythology, Hector (holding fast), or Hektor, was a Trojan prince and one of the greatest fighters in the Trojan War, equal to Ajax and surpassed only by Achilles. ... Walls of the excavated city of Troy (Turkey) This article is about the city of Troy / Ilion as described in the works of Homer, and the location of an ancient city associated with it. ... A Frankish king, like Charlemagne, (center) depicted in the Sacramentary of Charles the Bald (about 870) Charlemagne (c. ... Grus (the crane) is a constellation. ... External links Map of the feudal dissolution Categories: Poland-related stubs | Polish monarchs | 1086 births | 1136 deaths ... In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, the Caladbolg, hard-belly, or Caladcholg, hard-blade, was the sword of Fergus mac Róich. ... The Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, is the central tale in the Ulster Cycle, one of the four great cycles that make up the surviving corpus of Irish mythology. ...

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