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Medieval Swords, weapon to define gallantry...
The utterance of the very word ‘medieval swords’ brings back the imagery of the dark unknown.
By: Darksword Armory
With its history deeply seated in the timeline of middle ages, the medieval swords still stand as the weapon to illustrate gallantry and valor. A part of the culture and society, beginning thousands of years ago, the medieval sword was predominantly used by the medieval knights.
The symbolic representation of chivalry, gallantry, courage and fearlessness the medieval sword was largely used in the battlefield as one of the most reliable weapons and were worn by the knights. The style and pattern of the medieval sword changed every time as the pattern of the medieval warfare and the armor changed. The double edged slashing sword, which was typically used during the beginning of the Middle Ages later, gained a rather contemporary dimension with the evolvement of the sturdy iron swords known as the long swords. With the changes in the warfare pattern a diamond shaped medieval sword was evolved which was used to thrust between the rings of chain mail rather easily.
New styles were introduced; novel patterns were brought in to offer medieval warfare a whole new facet of contemporaneity. Longsword, Scimitar, Broadsword, Falchion sword and Greatsword made their presence felt in the unending list of the medieval weaponry.
The Broadsword was perhaps the earliest of the medieval swords which originated in the 6thcentury. Equipped with a two edged blade with a wide base and tapering point, the broadsword weighed around 3-5 pounds. The falchion sword typified the medieval gallantry amidst its short heavy blade and single edge. The falchion sword was much favored by the medieval knights. Apart from these the Longsword was also used in the battlefield during the medieval era and was typically known as the hand or the half swords. The list of the medieval sword however remains incomplete without the mention of the scimitar. The scimitar was a typical type of sword which was largely used to fight against the crusaders.
Gone are the days of knights, dubs, horses and swords yet in the modern life the art of the medieval sword has indeed added a whole new meaning. Still palpating with the medieval hangover, the medieval swords have now become the statement for characters.
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Darksword Armory's combat ready swords are individually hand forged using the same techniques as those used during the 14th Century.