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A shortsword is shorter than a long-sword The term long-sword is ahistoric in the sense that it refers to a different kind of sword depending on historical context. ...

Examples of short-swords are:

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Sword Forum Magazine - Nihon-to - Wakizashi: The (670 words)
The wakizashi is a shorter length sword that was developed to meet the needs of an "inside sword" where space did not permit proper use of a long sword.
It was not only the companion sword of the matched daisho set, but was also the sword of merchants and artisans who were forbidden by edict from wearing a katana.
Some were made as the short sword, shoto, of the daisho set, while others were made a single swords to be sold to foot soldiers (ashigaru), merchants, tradesman and artisans.
Sword (741 words)
Indeed, the difference between a machete and a sword is mainly that of utilization, and several types of swords in history resemble the machete in construction, such as for example the scramasax and the falchion.
The hilt is the handle of a sword, and consists of the guard, the grip, and the pommel.
The scabbard is the case that the sword is kept in when not in use.
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