15th century cord

15th century cord

Cord of the 15th century used in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland.

Kord ON, this is an independent type of weapon. As Yuri Bohan writes in his article “The structure of the Grand Duchy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the second half of the 14th – 15th centuries” the cord was indicated as an independent type of infantry weaponry in the legal documents of 1458. So the decree (snatched) of one from the Greater Poland Seymiks of 1458, demanded that people who did not have income from the «chynsha», straighten out every 20 «lan», infantry with a shield, helmet and cord.

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Scimitar

Scimitar

The scimitar began to be used in the 16th century. It has a blade with one-sided sharpening on the concave side (the so-called reverse bend). The scimitar’s handle is deprived of a guard and has an extension for an emphasis of a hand.
In literature, scimitars and sabers are sometimes called scimitars, and sometimes this name is assigned exclusively to the daggers of the Janissaries. It is not right. Only a weapon with a small double bend can be called a scimitar. The length of the blade could be different. In the Janissaries, scimitars were really short, but cavalry samples could have blades up to 90 cm long. The scimitar weight, regardless of their size, was at least 0.8 kg. With less weight, weapons became difficult to chop.

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Oakshott Type ХХ sword

Oakshott Type ХХ sword

This weapon has more features from the late 15th century than from the early 14th. The surviving specimens indicate later dates. But the formation of the archetype occurred precisely in the early 14th century. The type is formed by the shape of the blade and the dales on it. Most of the swords of this type are large bastards.

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Crusader Sword

Crusader Sword

This sword meets the standard ideas of the townsfolk about the blade weapons of martial Christian orders. These performances are based on feature films and literature. Despite the fact that it seems authentic to an inexperienced look, it is still not possible to attribute it to historical ones.
Made to order.

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Oakeshott Type XIIIb Sword

Oakeshott Type XIIIb Sword

Oakeshott Type XIIIb Sword. Sword from the Severance Collection, Cleveland, Ohio Museum.

Type XIII swords are characterized by a wide blade. Most specimens have a pronounced expansion immediately at the guard, after which the blades go almost parallel and converge to the spade-shaped tip. Dol usually takes a little less than half the blade.

The handle seems to be long in relation to the blade — it has a length of about 15 cm. An apple of any type, although types D, E, and I prevail on most of the specimens that have come down to us.
The XIIIb type has a blade the same as the XIII type, but in some cases it may be narrower. Ephesus is similar, but the hilt is ordinary, short one-handed.

Dao Chinese sword

Dao Chinese sword

The hieroglyph “Dao” means a weapon having a curved blade with one-sided sharpening. Therefore, the Chinese name the dao word for knives, sabers, and even halberds (only in this case the hieroglyph “yes” — “big” is added). The Chinese also called the Dao Japanese swords.

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