Where can I find a list of sword types without confusing names?

On Wikipedia all the swords have really confusing names and I can't find many others. I'm not asking you to actually type in a long list, I just want a link. And also not specific swords, just classifications of them.

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  • 7 years ago
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    * Short sword / shortsword / short-sword: Relatively straightforward. It is a short, one-handed sword. Short swords are primarily thrusting weapons.

    * Broadsword: Loosely, it means any of the larger swords employed during medieval and Renaissance times. Specifically (and more correctly), it refers only to the broader bladed swords that first appeared in Renaissance times. The broadsword is a cutting rather than thrusting weapon.

    * Rapier: Thin bladed weapon that first appeared in Renaissance times. It is exclusively a thrusting weapon and is used more often for dueling (or show) than battlefield combat.

    * Saber or sabre: A term that apparently has more than one meaning: a Renaissance or post Renaissance light cavalry cut-and-thrust sword that is either straight or curved and a curved sword of an indeterminate period such as a scimitar.

    * Foil: Familiar fencing weapon.

    * Long sword / long-sword / longsword: A medieval sword of substantial length. Primarily used for cutting. Synonymous with a hand-and-a-half sword and cruciform sword.

    * Two-handed sword: a big cutting sword with a longer and heavier blade than long sword.

    * Estoc: Thrusting sword designed to penetrate armor familiar with rapiers.

    *Katana: a Japanese type of single-edged swords known as “samurai sword”.

    * Wakizashi: another Japanese type sword smaller than katana used as a backup sword and in ritual suicides.

    * Tsurugi: Japanese double-edged sword.

    * Yatagan: One-edged curved Turkish swords with a sharp point used for both cutting and thrusting.

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    Where can I find a list of sword types without confusing names?

    On Wikipedia all the swords have really confusing names and I can't find many others. I'm not asking you to actually type in a long list, I just want a link. And also not specific swords, just classifications of them.

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  • Rachel
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    You can try here

    http://www.karatedepot.com/martialartsweapons.html

    They are a martial arts weapons sale site. They have the names of many weapons plus visuals.

    Try here as well.

    http://www.weapons-universe.com/

    Scroll down past the large image of the woman and you will find a very comprehensive and easy to follow directory to help you find the weapons you're looking for.

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