Cynane (pronounced "Kee-nah-nay") was an imposing figure with a dramatic effect on world history. The half-sister of Alexander the Great, she lived from around 357 to 323 BC and was a leading warrior of her time. This is a short summary of her large and impactful life.
Used primarily as a civilian sword during the 17th and 18th century, the rapier was considered Europe's most iconic single-handed sword. Although the rapier was designed for civilian use, it became a common military sidearm due to its flexibility and length.Continue reading