Some articles on sword, edged, swords, edged swords:
... The Viking sword was for single-handed use to be combined with a shield, with a double edged blade length of typically around 90 cm ... Its shape was still very much based on the swords of the Dark Ages and on the Roman spatha with a tight grip, long deep fuller and no pronounced cross-guard ... This was in keeping with the rest of Europe as, at that time, this design of sword was the most widespread ...
... Traditionally there are about fifteen types of Korean swords with some better known than others ... Elements of the Korean sword include geomjip or scabbard, most often of lacquer hyuljo or fuller (most genuine Korean swords didn't have a fuller) hwando magi or collar ho in or collar kodeungi or ... As well there are practice wooden swords (mokgeom), metal swords (shingeom) and practical swords (Jingeom) the list would include Yedo (예도 銳刀) This sword is generally a single edged saber ranging ...
... Hjortspring, around 350 BC, where more than 50 shields, 11 single-edged swords and 169 spearheads accompanied the boat ... the change from single edged swords at Hjortspring to double edged swords at Illerup ...
Famous quotes containing the words swords and/or edged:
“If all would lead their lives in love like me,
Then bloody swords and armor should not be;
No drum nor trumpet peaceful sleeps should move,
Unless alarm came from the camp of love.”
—Thomas Campion (15671620)
“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”
—Washington Irving (17831859)