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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Shinobi-ken / Shinobi-gatana / Ninja Sword

Shinobi-ken / Shinobi-gatana / Ninja Sword

What is a ninja sword (“shinobi-ken” “shinobi-gatana”)?

The answer to this question is difficult to find due to the greater number of hoaxes introduced by the film industry into the image of the ninja sword. However, we will try to give a clear answer to this question and at the same time describe the sword we made. For an answer, we turn to the monograph by Valery Khorev “Japanese sword. Ten Centuries of Excellence ”2003. Where do we give the passage in which the theme is revealed: the ninja sword — “shinobi-ken” or “shinobi-gatana”:

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Wakizashi

Wakizashi

For many years, the Zbroyev Falvarak workshop has been styling Japanese blade weapons. An independent sword was reflected in many of our works made of materials: duralumin D16AT and 65g high-carbon steel.

Katana, a relatively popular Japanese weapon, is among our partners. While the Wakizashi sword is a short samurai sword, it is not a frequent object of interest to site visitors.

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Oakshott Type XX Sword

Oakshott Type XX Sword

The sword, received in the classification of E. Okshott, type XX, always attracts attention, with its shape, the abundance of valleys on the blade and elegant forms of the guard and top. This sword is the third, made from the collection of swords of the ХХgo type (previously made: Sword ХХ type according to Oakeshott, Sword type XX with ricasso).

 

This type, originates from the early period of the XIV 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 one and a half swords.

Reconstructing this sword, we tried to reproduce it closer to the original. Despite the weight and size — the sword is surprisingly obedient. The sword has excellent qualities for both stabbing and chopping punches

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