primus-pilus: “ http://the-8-elements.deviantart.com/art/Common-Sword-Types-290730689 ”

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art-of-swords: Different types of Swords 1. Sword blade from Mycene 2. Persian 3. Egyptian 4. - 5. Leaf-shaped sword (Broze Age) 6. Hilt of a Bronze Age sword 7. Greek 8. Ancient Irish wooden sword 9. Roman 10. 13th Century sword 11. 14th to 15th Century sword 12. 16th Century sword 13. Sword of James IV 14. Two-handed sword 15. - 17. Basket-hilted rapiers, 17th Century 18. Claymore 19. - 20. Scimitars 21. Hilt of a rapier, 18th Century 22. Jewelled hilt of Indian Sword 23. Hilt of a French…

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Ohh! Okay. Got it. Could never figure out what a rapier was.... I knew it was a sword but had no clue what kind. (It was the kind that Reep had)

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This is actually one of my favorite types of swords... The disk on the hilt acts as a counter weight making it very easy to swing and control...CW

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Knives are made for a range of purposes, so whether you’re skinning deer, dicing tomatoes, or defending yourself, selecting the correct knife for the job is essential.

Knives are made for a range of purposes, so whether you’re skinning deer, dicing tomatoes, or defending yourself, selecting the correct knife for the job is essential.

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Using Wikipedia and my own knowledge, I created this guide for swords. There are multiple variations for each sword (e.g. rapiers may have different hilt styles), however, I should have captured th...

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Development Outline of Medieval Sword Forms c. 500 - 1500 AD, from 1998 Paladin swordsmanship book by John Clements: The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts

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Modern period swords of different types. First 13 (2 and half rows) are transitional 16th century forms from arming swords to side swords towards a basket hilted sword. 14th sword is a Scottish basket hilted claymore, almost all the rest are Venetian Schiavone, then the last row and one sword before that are rapiers.

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