can anyone tell me some types of swords?
I know swords like, long, flamburge, short, katana, scimitar, broad, and straight but i need some more types of swords.
- callsignfuzzyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Falchion- Medieval European sword with a broad blade and single edge
Cut-and-thrust sword- Renaissance sword, similar to a rapier, but with a broader bladed designed to (duh) cut and thrust, as opposed to the rapier's thrust-only design
Tulwar- Indian sword, similar to a saber or scimitar
Claymore- large, two-handed sword native to Scotland
Jian- double-edged Chinese sword, sometimes called a T'ai Chi sword. Seen in movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Usually single-handed, although a two-handed version exists
Tachi- Japanese sword, similar to a katana, although it tends to have a more pronounced curve to the blade. Used by cavalry, it actually precedes the katana in development
Cutlass- short, curved sword used in the 16-1800's on sailing ships
Estoc- a long, stabbing Medieval sword with no real edge, designed to pierce armor
Dao- Chinese broadsword, often with a single edge. There are a few variations of this.
Nodachi- large Japanese sword, similar to the Katana in design, except upwards of six feet long and used to cut down horses.
Hooked swords- an odd Chinese design, the blade is curved inward, similar to the shape of a cane. Supposedly used to hook and cut the tendons on the legs of horses.
Zweihander- literally, "Three Hander", a German/Swiss design from the Renaissance that reaches nearly six feet long
Gladius- Roman short sword
Spatha- longer Roman weapon, used primarily by cavalry
Khopesh- Egyptian design that vaguely resembles an elongated sicle
Arming sword- your standard Medieval single-handed sword
Long sword/War Sword- Medieval sword designed to be used with two hands. Often carried on the saddle of the horse as opposed to on the person.
Hand-and-a-half/Bastard sword- swords from the late Medieval period that were designed to be used with either one or two hands. Instead of having parallel edges like early Medieval swords, they tapered a bit more to a point, and sometimes had finger rings so that they could be gripped slighly above the cross-guard
Saber- curved, single-edged cavalry weapon
Wakazashi- Japanese short sword, single-handed, of similar design to the katana
Backsword- single-edged sword with a straight blade, used in Renaissance times
Rapier- Renaissance stabbing sword with a long, thin blade. Sometimes used in pairs, called a "case of rapiers"
Dha- curved, single-edged sword from Thailand, often resembling a katanaSource(s): "Medieval Swordsmanship" and "Renaissance Swordsmanship" by John Clements, among others
- 4 years ago
There is some good info on medieval swords on the website below -
Types of Medieval Sword:
Medieval Arming Swords – Light sword worn with armor.
Bastard Sword – French description, general term for a large sword of uncertain origins the épée bâtarde.
Batons Sword – Early sword used as a training sword in medieval tournaments, wood or whalebone.
Broadsword – Early Modern longsword that had a metal basket design to protect the hand.
Claymore Sword – A two-handed long sword popular in Scotland with forward sloping quillons.
Falchion Sword – European one handed fighting sword with a single edge and the power of an axe
Flambard Sword – A flame-bladed sword, the wave blade design was mainly for decorative purposes.
Great Sword – A variety of long swords fit this description used from medieval times and the renaissance.
Katana Sword – Japanese Sword used in Japan in medieval times, commonly known as a Samurai sword.
Long Sword – Two handled long sword straight double-edged blade used in medieval times and renaissance.
Scimitar sword – Fighting sword used by Saracens and in the crusades, it has a steep curve.
Short Sword – A general term to group together most short swords from the medieval period and beyond.
Ulfberht Sword – German sword use in the Germanic period from the 8th to the 11th century.
Zweihander Sword – German meaning two handed large sword that could only be used with two hands.
- raubLv 43 years ago
Zweihänder & Greatsword are 2 diverse phenomina, the latter generally used to describe hand-and-a-0.5 swords. in terms of battlefield weapons the Zweihänder would be taken because of the fact the longest form of sword that observed plenty use. The weapon certainly has a quite specialized technique related with its use; whilst it is swung "complete blade" to produce a heavy reducing blow the wielder may additionally carry close the blade beforehand of the customary hilt (consequently the small secondary "quillons" 12" or so up the blade) and use the sword as a quick, nimble polearm with a attain comparable to different swords. utilization technique grew to become into additionally quite flexiable, the pommel & hilt could be used to punch at close quarters whilst the full sword would desire to be reversed and the hilt utilized in hooking & tripping manouvres. however no longer probably at their appropriate duelling with lighter & nimbler blades such super swords have been ambitious vs. polearms & armoured combatants.
- Bujinkan NinjaLv 61 decade ago
Katana, odachi, tanto, rapier... wow, I'm drawing a complete blank now.Source(s): Training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Ninjutsu) among other martial arts.