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The Roman Gladius was a sword born by the foot soldiers of Ancient Rome. Due to its size, it was particularly useful in very close combat situations - easy to wield, easy to thrust, easy to hold, and - most importantly - very lethal at close range. Learn more about this important sword, widely used in the Roman Army.

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A native weapon to the Philippines, the kampilan is a single-edged sword that was used by many ethnic groups that resided in the country. Its unique tapered blade and artistic hilt made the sword become a significant part of Filipino history. Continue reading to learn about the origin of the kampilan and its variety of purposes, courtesy of American BladesPro. 
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Believed to be first introduced in the Heian Period (794 to 1185), the nagamaki was a Japanese sword carried by many Samurai. The blade was forged to take down larger enemies and attack from a long-range. Discover how the nagamaki became a staple sword for Samurai living in feudal Japan, courtesy of American BladesPro. 
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Both a spiritual object and an effective weapon, the moro kris dagger is one of the world's most unique blades. Continue reading to learn about the intriguing history of this dagger and its symbolism within Indonesia, thanks to American BladesPro
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A menacing long sword that was wielded by several Swiss and German mercenaries, the Zweihander (A.K.A the Doppelhander 'double-hander' or Bihander 'two-hander') became an influential weapon throughout the 16th century. Learn more about the origin of this mighty sword and its various uses, courtesy of American BladesPro. 
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