The Sword in Medieval Times



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  • *Swords in Medieval times (500-1500 AD) were Celtic in origin

  • *Bronze Swords can be traced as far back as 1500 BC

  • *Beginning of Medieval Times, Sword length = 1 meter

  • *Beginning of Medieval Times, Swords were designed for sliceing.

  • *Beginning of Medieval Times, they were thin, sharp, and had rounded tips.

  • *W/ improvements in armor, design changed for thrusting.

  • *Thrusting = try to pentetrate armor.

  • *Most Knights used swords.

  • *Steel in sword = iron w/ carbon

  • *Swords originally were 1 handed

  • *Most popular sword = Longsword

  • *Longsword is a 1½ Sword = 1 or 2 handed sword

  • *Longsword 2hnded = VERY damaging blows

  • #Broadsword = Broad Blade (duh

  • #Broadsword = Double Edged

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Bibliography

*http://www.medieval-period.com/medievalswords.html, Article by Aaron Nimocks



# http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/Broadsword.html,



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