Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Sword

Most common weapon in history. Looks like a big dagger. Consists of a blade and a hilt, which has many detailed parts. Blade is made of metal, except wooden training swords, while hilt may be made of wood, horn, bone or ivory. Comes in almost endless forms.

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Fingering
Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.
Skeggox
Anglo-Saxon single-handed axe, used in hand-to-hand combat and also as a missile.
Tang
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
Upper end
The hilt part of a sword.
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