The Nagamaki

The Nagamaki

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 ...

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Moro Kris Dagger

Moro Kris Dagger

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...

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The Zweihander

The Zweihander

A menacing long sword that was wielded by several Swiss and German mercenaries, the Zweihander (A.K.A the Doppelhander 'double-hander' or Bihander ...

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The Scottish Claymore

The Scottish Claymore

Carried by the fierce Scottish Highlanders from 1400-1700, the claymore has become well-known for its heavy blade and intimidating length. It's a s...

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Rapier Swords

Rapier Swords

Used primarily as a civilian sword during the 17th and 18th century, the rapier was considered Europe's most iconic single-handed sword. Although t...

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Khopesh Swords

Khopesh Swords

What is the khopesh? A by-product of the traditional battle axes used in the Bronze Age, the khopesh sword was used to arm the fierce warriors of t...

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Longsword vs Broadsword

Longsword vs Broadsword

The words “Longsword” and “Broadsword” are commonly used to describe different types of swords.  However, their modern definitions are quite differ...

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European Longsword vs Katana

European Longsword vs Katana

Gavin heard the arrows whizzing over his head from the archers in the rear and saw the line of horseman charging toward him.  He anchored his pike ...

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