Some articles on swords, sword, edged swords, edged:
... there are about fifteen types of Korean swords with some better known than others ... Elements of the Korean sword include geomjip or scabbard, most often of lacquer hyuljo or fuller (most genuine Korean swords didn't have a fuller) hwando magi or collar ho in or collar ... As well there are practice wooden swords (mokgeom), metal swords (shingeom) and practical swords (Jingeom) the list would include Yedo (예도 銳刀) This sword is ...
... are known back to Hjortspring, around 350 BC, where more than 50 shields, 11 single-edged swords and 169 spearheads accompanied the boat ... the change from single edged swords at Hjortspring to double edged swords at Illerup ...
... The Viking sword was for single-handed use to be combined with a shield, with a double edged blade length of typically around 90 cm ... Its shape was still very much based on the swords of the Dark Ages and on the Roman spatha with a tight grip, long deep fuller and no pronounced cross-guard ... rest of Europe as, at that time, this design of sword was the most widespread ...
Famous quotes containing the words swords and/or edged:
“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
—Bible: Hebrew Isaiah, 2:4.
The words reappear in Micah 4:3, and the reverse injunction is made in Joel 3:10 (Beat your plowshares into swords ...)
“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”
—Washington Irving (17831859)