Modern period swords of different types. First 13 (2 and half rows) are transitional 16th century forms from arming swords to side swords towards a basket hilted sword. 14th sword is a Scottish basket hilted claymore, almost all the rest are Venetian Schiavone, then the last row and one sword before that are rapiers.
This double-edged sword was found in the River Witham near Lincoln. It is an extremely well preserved example of the type of sword which was common from about 1300. Overall length: 960 mm Blade length: 815 mm Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/273/oakeshott-type-medieval-sword-circa#ixzz3YmPZk0x5
Hi JapanLovers! Today’s かっこいい lesson is about the nihontō (Japanese swords, or literally, blades). (ﾉ≧∀≦)ﾉ This illustration show the different types of nihontō, and the basic parts of a handle, or tsuka. (We tried to be as simple and asbasic as...
This type of sword is often called a pillow sword as it was traditionally thought that these small swords were hidden under a pillow for self-defense. There is no evidence that this was the case and it is more likely that it was carried as a gentleman’s sidearm.