If you look at archaeological finds, you will see that almost every culture and ethnic group in the world, with the exception of the Indians, New Zealanders and Australians, had the sword technique. Because this technology has slowly evolved from copper to bronze swords (– copper-tin alloy), to iron and then steel swords, different cultures around the world have developed different ways to forge these new materials into unique sword structures that are endemic in some parts of the world. Therefore, most modern swords can be characterized as culturally influenced. However, all sword constructions can also be described as optimised for knife or edge attacks. For example, straight swords emphasize the use of the tip of the sword to disarm the enemy, while curved swords emphasize the use of the tip of the sword to guide the enemy.
In addition, all sabres are equipped with handles (or) which are specially designed for one- or two-handed use and are therefore an important factor in the choice of a sabre. Finally, it is important to understand that all swords belong to one of two categories: swords for military use and swords for civilian use. For example, military swords are usually designed to defeat an armored enemy, while most civilian swords are designed to defeat a defenseless enemy. It is therefore very important to keep all these factors in mind when choosing a modern sword.
6 Considerations when purchasing a sword
When choosing a modern blade, five main characteristics must be taken into account: blade design, blade length, blade weight, handle construction and the centre of gravity of the blade, as each parameter influences the operation of the blade.
1. Leaf design
Regarding the design of sword blades, it is important to understand that the reason there are so many different ethnic designs of swords from so many cultures in the world throughout history is that swords are tools designed for that purpose. Of course this may seem like an oxymoron to many, because war is the only real purpose of the sword, but the fact is that there have been many different types of war swords, developed over the years for different specific purposes. For example, there is a sickle-shaped North African sword with which one could reach and stab the shield of the enemy, and there is a kind of German two-handed sword that is specially made to allow a large, heavily armoured infantry soldier to penetrate and pierce the line of the spear. Therefore, the first factor to consider when choosing the design of the sword blade is that there are two types of opponents, those who do not wear a bulletproof vest and those who do. Then the question arises for those who wear armour, what type?
The reason that this topic is relevant to our discussion on the design of a sword blade is, of course, that it takes much less effort to cut or stab an invulnerable enemy than an armoured one, and that it is much easier to do the same with a lightly armoured enemy than with a heavily armoured one. So, when choosing a sword blade design, the first question you have to ask yourself is whether you intend to compete against unencumbered or armored opponents, and then choose a sword blade design accordingly.
Another factor to take into account when choosing the blade design of a sword is whether you prefer a sword designed for sharp attacks or a sword designed for knife attacks. At the same time, this decision must be tempered by the realisation that the elimination of an unstoppable enemy requires less effort than the elimination of an armoured enemy, so that light blades are faster, but do not have as many impulses as a heavier blade. So if you prefer a lighter blade optimized for the dagger, consider options with straight blades such as the rapier or the small sword. However, if you prefer a heavier knife optimized for the dagger, you can consider options with an English long sword or a Scottish claymore. However, if you prefer a light blade specially designed for bucks, you should consider a curved blade shape such as the Arabian scimitar or Japanese katana, and if you prefer a heavy blade specially designed for bucks, you should consider something like the Chinese sword.
2. Sheet length
Blade length is another critical factor in the choice of sword, and in fact this particular factor is a little more important than one might think. For example, the longer the blade of a sword, the more a swordsman can injure or steer an enemy over a long distance, but at the same time a long sword, because it has a longer instant handle and because it contains more metal than a short sword of the same type, will be both heavier and slower than a short sword, but the longer the sword is, it will also carry more momentum and thus cut deeper than a short sword.
However, the most important factor to take into account when choosing the length of the blade is that the shorter the blade, the less space it takes to own it, and the longer the blade, the more space it takes to own it. Short swords are therefore better suited for indoor and/or outdoor battles, while long swords are better suited for outdoor use on the battlefield. For this reason, Japanese samurai warriors carried both the wakizashi (short sword) and the katana (long sword). In fact, the katana is a well-known combat weapon, but for a samurai warrior his wakizashi served the same purpose as a pistol for a modern soldier. A samurai warrior can therefore decide to leave his katana at the door, but he has never been without his wakizasha!
That’s why when choosing a sword you have to decide whether you’d rather attack the enemy on long or short distance, because each technique has its pros and cons, and you have to choose a sword with a blade of the corresponding length.
3. Sheet weight
Subsequently, the blade weight of each sword is another critical factor that needs to be carefully considered, even though it may seem less important. For example, as mentioned above, the lighter the sword blade, the less inertia it has, and the heavier it is, the more inertia it has, and this can be good or bad, depending on your point of view and your purpose. For example, if you encounter discovered enemies, it’s better to choose the light sword because it’s faster than the heavy sword, which means the light sword attacks and mounts faster. But while the number of punctures a straight sword can make depends on its weight, the number of cuts a curved sword can make depends on its weight. So the light version of such a sword will be faster than a heavy sword, but the light version will not do as much damage as a heavy sword.
If, on the other hand, you encounter an armoured opponent, the first question will be whether your opponent wears light or heavy armour, because the type of armour your opponent wears determines the type of sword you need to defeat him. For example, if you are standing in front of your opponent with a traditional Middle Eastern silk armor, which consists of many layers of silk, a straight, light blade like the 1908 Cold Steel Cavalry Saber or a light or medium-heavy blade like the 1908 Cold Steel Scimitar from is a good choice. But if you encounter an enemy in soft mail and/or laminated armor, you need a much heavier sword, such as the Cold Steel Hand Half Sword or the Paul Chen / Hanwei Scottish Claymore.
Therefore, when choosing a sword, it is important to remember that the weight of the blade on the sword of your choice must depend on whether you need a fast and light blade for lightning strikes and ultra-fast pearls, or a heavier but slower blade to defeat an armor and/or cause more damage to an uncovered enemy.
4. Grinding skate design
As if the choice of a sword model in the party is not difficult enough, the question of making a sword also arises. For example, there are three ways to make a cast metal sword by using a grinder to remove the excess metal from the rod and press the blade into the desired shape. However, it should be noted that the first two of these three methods do not provide a reliable, combatworthy knife to which a warrior could actually entrust his life. So if you want to make decorative swords that are easy to assemble and hang on the wall, then any model of swords is suitable. However, if you are specifically looking for a sword that is ready to fight, you should choose a forged sword.
In addition, when it comes to knives, steel has three important properties that must be taken into account. The ideal blade steel, for example, would be a strong and stiff steel that holds and rolls well. Therefore, it is important to understand that solid blade steel is a steel that bends without breaking, while solid blade steel is a steel that resists tearing when the edge of the sword meets another sword, shield, armor or bone, and the steel that holds the edge has a combination of these two properties. But it is also important to know that when choosing a sheet sample, the sheet sample must accept that its strength is compromised. That’s why most warriors prefer a strong blade with reasonable strength, because a broken sword is more likely to kill them in battle than a cutting edge.
That’s why the Blender has developed two different methods of steel forging that make it possible to produce sword blades that are both strong and stiff. Thus, the first method consists either of rolling two layers of relatively mild steel into a single layer of hard steel (also known as San Mai), or of rolling several layers of mild and hard steel together (also known as Damascus or Tamehagan). By combining soft and hard steel in a single forge welded blank, the blades can harness the strength of hard steel and its resistance to shattering and cracking to produce a sword with the best cutting performance. However, it should be noted that San-Mai and Damascus steel constructions require more work than a traditionally forged blade, and therefore swords with San-Mai or Damascus steel constructions often cost much more.
5. Handle design
Now that you’ve got your basic lesson on designing a sword blade, let’s talk about sword mounds. Like the dough knives, the dough stalks are designed to be used with one or two hands. So you either have enough room for one hand on the handle or enough room for two. However, this aspect of the sword design can be a bit confusing, as there are a few European models of swords called bastard swords and hand swords and half swords, which have two hills of arms, but are specifically designed to be used with either one arm or both arms and therefore have colourful names. You should also bear in mind that a sword with a short handle is much more comfortable to carry than a sword with a long handle, because the long handle is more likely to get in the way. However, the long handle also allows the shooter to use the knife with both hands, allowing both high speed and high power.
Then, in addition to the length of the handle of the sword, there is also the question of grip. For example, a normal wooden handle or a wooden one covered with smooth leather can become slippery when wet, allowing the sword to twist in a swordsman’s hand. The handle is wrapped in a kind of parakorda or, with the skin Same radius and the woven side Ito, like the traditional Japanese katana, but offers a very positive grip that remains positive even when wet. Therefore, when choosing a sword, one should also take into account the fact that the softer the grip of the sword, the less positive the grip of the sword, i.e. the greater the chance that the sword will be turned in the hand or slide out of the hand.
So when choosing a sword you should not only take into account the type, length and weight of the sword, but also decide whether you prefer a one- or two-handed sword, as this decision also affects the type, size and weight of the blade of the sword you choose.
6. Balance sheet item
Last but not least, the question of the balance of the sword was raised. The centre of gravity of the sword is therefore a point along the length of the sword where the blade and the handle are equally heavy and thus keep each other in balance. For example, the centre of gravity of the sword can be in front of, or even with or behind the point where the pliers or handle guard touches the ricasso blade, and this is important because every sword with a heavy bar also has a very light point, so the point seems very fast and manoeuvrable, but the edge does not allow a very deep cut. On the other hand, any sword with a heavy point will be less manoeuvrable and give the impression of having a much slower point, but the edge will allow a much deeper cut. That’s why most swordsmen who prefer a long, thin and straight blade, such as a sword or a small sword, also prefer a balance that lies a few inches in front of the hilt or a little forward. However, most swordsmen who prefer a curved blade, such as the katana, the classic cavalry sabre or the scimitar, prefer a balance pointed a few centimetres in front of the hilt.
As you can see, there are many different factors to consider when choosing a modern sword, so it is important that you take the time to decide whether you prefer a short or long sword, a straight or curved sword, a light or heavy sword and a hand of the sword or a two-handed sword, as each factor affects all other factors and how you use the sword for your protection. And if you have complete confidence in your ability to win a sword fight, the chances of winning it are much greater. With the right sword for your growth and the desired fighting style, you can greatly increase that confidence. That’s why it’s really worth thinking about all the above information before making your choice, to make sure you’ve chosen the right sword for you.
CAS/Hanwei Practical overview of Rapier
- Overall length : 49 1/4″
- The length of the blade : 43″
- Weight: 37 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1566
Designed by Paul Chen and built by Hanway Forge for CAS Iberia, this rapier in Renaissance style dates from the beginning of the 17th century in Europe. The rapist was considered an integral part of a gentleman’s training and was often used as a duel weapon to settle disputes. However, although many types of mounds have been built by my various local craftsmen throughout Europe using different materials, rapier blades usually come from one of the famous centres for rapier blades, such as Toledo (Spain) or Solingen (Germany), and are then imported by local craftsmen and fitted with mounds.
As the rapier is specially designed for duels, the Paul Chen Practical Rapier has a total length of 49 1/4 with a 6 1/4 handle and 43 needle knives made from 1566 single tool steel (stainless) and weighs a total of 37 ounces. In addition, the handle has a complicated design with a round, ribbed handle and an extra heavy shift cap to place the balance point next to the handle, as well as light but exceptionally strong bone protection. However, because the tip of the button is designed for combat, this rapier contains no handle.
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Small cold steel sword
- Overall length : 38 1/4″
- The length of the blade : 31 1/4″
- Weight: 24.6 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1060
The small sword is specially designed as a weapon for civilian self-defense, not as a dueling weapon. Although the Seamless Rapier is the most perfect weapon for an opponent’s duel, the excessively long blade makes it cumbersome in tight spaces, which is why the Small Sword was developed as an alternative. That’s why the modern version of Cold Steel’s Little Sword is designed to retain the best features of many historical examples.
The small cold steel sword, for example, has a total length of 38 1/4 inches with a 7 inch handle and a 31 1/4 inch needle blade of 1060 single tool steel (stainless) and weighs a total of 24.6 ounces. In addition, the handle has a rat tail design and two bowl-shaped protective brackets, then functional finger hinges above and below the handle and a light but exceptionally strong protective bracket. It also contains an attractive leather case with a richly decorated metal collar and hat.
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Cold Steel Colichmard Sword
- Overall length : 40″
- The length of the blade : 32 3/8″
- Weight: 26.4 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1060
Although the rapier and the small sword are excellent civilian weapons, both were specially developed for fencing with an unmarried enemy, with a blade of similar weight and design. However, on impact and on opponents with a much heavier military style blade, they both have a distinct disadvantage – the tendency to tear when used to parry a powerful cut. The Kolihmard Sword is therefore specially designed to give citizens a sword that maintains the speed of the rapier and the comfort of the Small Sword, but is also able to counter the impact of a much heavier sword without fear of falling. Therefore, the blade of the Kolihmar sword consists of a heavy and smoking fortress combined with a much lighter and thinner cutting and stabbing area to allow a civilian swordsman to defend himself against opponents with much heavier and more military knives.
For example, the Cold Steel Colichemarde has a total length of 40 inches with a 7 5/8 inch handle and a 32 3/8 inch needle blade made of single tool steel 1060 (stainless) and weighs a total of 26.4 ounces. The handle also features a rat tail pattern and a pair of heart-shaped frames, followed by two-finger hinges and round joints, all combined with a round ribbed handle and a very heavy lid with a knob to place the centre of gravity next to the handle. These contain a nice leather leg with a simple steel throat and a scarf.
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CAS/Hanwei River with sword
- Overall length : 38 1/4″
- The length of the blade : 31 1/2″
- Weight: 52 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1566
The Whizam sword was extracted from the River Whizam during work in 1788 near Lincoln, England, and is an example of a classic English long sword. This sword is specially designed as a military sword to defeat armored opponents. It is heavy and strong, with a straight, solid blade designed to drill rather than cut. As a result, the blades of this type of sword generally remained intact, but because of its weight it could easily cut off the limbs of uncharacterised opponents.
For example, the CAS/Hanwei River Witham sword has a total length of 38 1/4 inches with a 6 3/4 inch handle and a 31 1/2 inch Spear Point blade, made from 1566 single tool steel (stainless) and weighs a total of 52 ounces. In addition, the handle has a hidden hook design and a pair of heavy steel quartz in combination with a hardwood leather handle and an extra heavy round steel cap with a knob to place the center of gravity directly in front of the handle. These include a beautiful leather heel with a simple steel throat and a scarf.
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Cold steel knife Large sword
- Overall length : 42 1/4″
- The length of the blade : 32″
- Weight: 72.4 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1055
The term knife is derived from the German word Messer and was a class of single sided swords with different subclasses defined by theirsolid silk handle. Although the different names are often used as synonyms, the knives are generally divided into two types, namely Long Knives, which were one-handed swords with straight blades that were used by the bourgeoisie (also called bourgeois citizens) for self-defense, and War Knives, which were curved swords for soldiers. For example, the large knife was generally about 1.5 metres long and possibly an evolution of the peasant army, while war knives were generally up to 1.5 metres long. Although the length of the hilt varies from one to two hands, the characteristic feature of knife-like swords is the design of their hilt, which is characterized by a solid shell with a few simple wooden plates whose handles are attached to the shell with rivets.
For example, the cold steel sword of the Big Knife (also called Big Knife) has a slightly curved blade with a total length of 42 1/4 with a 10 1/4 handle and a 32-point attachment blade of 1055 (stainless) tool steel and weighs a total of 72.4 oz. Next to that, the hilt is made entirely of silk and equipped with a pair of heavy steel quartz in combination with a rosewood handle and a heavy steel cap with knob to position the center of gravity directly in front of the hilt. It contains a beautiful leather leg with a blued steel swallow and a scarf.
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CAS/Hanwei Claymore Scottish Sword
- Overall length : 54 3/4″
- The length of the blade : 41″
- Weight: 78 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1566
The Scottish claymore is similar in size and function to the German Large Knife sword and is also specially designed as a combat weapon to defeat armored opponents. In fact, the Scottish claymore was originally a one-handed sword that resembled the English long sword, but when the gunsmiths began to develop a lighter and stronger armour, the Scottish claymore grew in length and weight to defeat it. That’s why there are actually different styles of Scottish claymore.
For example, the CAS/Hanwei Claymore Scottish sword has a total length of 54 3/4 with a 14 inch handle and 41 inch Spear Point blade made from 1566 smooth tool steel (stainless) and weighs a total of 78 ounces. In addition, the hilt contains a hidden tangent pattern and a few million characteristic angles ending in a quaterfur and a high quintillion capping block with flanges that follow the blade with a spherical pommel to place the centre of gravity directly in front of the hilt, but not the scabbard, because this type of sword was not normally sharpened and could therefore be carried in a simple leather strap.
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British Light Cavalry Sabre of 1796 in Cold Steel
- Overall length : 37 3/4″
- The length of the blade : 33″
- Weight: 34.2 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1055
Unlike infantrymen, who usually carry straight swords, riders usually carry curved swords, which are specially designed to cut on horseback, because a straight, sharp sword can get stuck in the body of the enemy and can be torn out of the rider’s hand as it passes. Therefore, all swords with curved blades are generally classified as swords and not as sabres, but there are exceptions, such as the German Großes Messer sword. Because cavalry soldiers had to hold one hand to lead their horses, almost all cavalry swords have a handle with one hand, but there are exceptions, such as the Japanese katana. However, there are also different shapes and weights of ethnic magazines, such as the British Light Cavalry Saber from 1796, the Heavy Cavalry Saber from 1860 in the United States and the Scimitar from the Middle East.
For example, the Cold Steel light cavalry sabre is based on the sabres the British used against their French enemies at the Battle of Waterloo in 1796, itself based on the Indian Talwar. For example, the Cold Steel 1796 light cavalry cable has a total length of 37 3/4 inches with a 4 3/4 inch long handle and a 33 inch deep blade of 1055 (stainless) tool steel, as well as a Hidden Tang design with a million pair and an integrated protective pin bone combined with an ergonomically grooved handle. It is also available with a steel or leather casing of your choice.
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32 inch cold steel scimitar
- Overall length : 38 1/2″
- The length of the blade : 32″
- Weight: 43.7 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1065
The scimitar is a cavalry sword structure that originated in the Middle East with early examples from the caliphate era Abbasid and Khurazan and was widely used throughout Persia and Arabia from the Ottoman era. Moreover, unlike the straight, stabbing swords normally used by infantrymen, the scimitar is specially designed to be cut by a horse. This allowed riders to deliver powerful blows to their enemies with a bowed sword without having to fear that the sword would get stuck in the enemy’s body and rip the sword out of their hand as they passed by.
For example, the cold steel scimitar has a total length of 38 1/2 inches with a 6 1/2 inch long handle and a 32 inch long trailing knife made of 1065 smooth tool steel (stainless) and weighs a total of 43.7 ounces. In addition, the hilt has a completely silk shape and a few billions extensively engraved, in combination with a rosewood hilt that is attached to the stem with three solid brass pins. It also includes a thick hand-stitched leather foot with an engraved steel throat and a hat with a pair of carrying rings.
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Paul Chen/Henway Practical plusCatalan sword
- Overall length : 40 1/2″
- The length of the blade : 27 1/4″
- Weight: 37 ounces.
- Sheet steel: forged 1566 with differential heat treatment
It’s pretty much the only famous sword that exists. The Japanese Katana was a spare weapon of the famous samurai warrior with the Yumi (Japanese longbow) and the Yari (Japanese spear). Because samurai were mainly horsemen, they also preferred curved swords over straight ones. However, unlike most cavalry sabres, the katana has special features and an elongated, two-handed handle, which allows samurai to possess the katana with one hand when inserting or with both hands on the foot. Because samurai also used other parry techniques than Europeans and Middle Eastern people, who used the side or back of the sword blade to parry enemy cuts, the katana was usually sharpened along the entire length of the blade and not just the first third or half of the blade, as is the case with other types of swords. In addition, the Katana also had a rather unique handle design, consisting of a round, oval or rounded square cube (aka Tsuba), combined with an oval-shaped handle, which was first covered with tanned skate skin (the same) and then wrapped in silk or leather (Tsuka-Ito) to ensure a very secure grip.
For example, the Katana CAS/Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Plus has a total length of 40 1/2 inches with a 12 1/4 inch Tsuka handle and a 27 1/4 inch hand-forged Trailing Point blade, made from a simple 1566 (stainless) tool steel with differentiated heat treatment and using the traditional silver plating method with an excellent Hamon, and weighs a total of 37 ounces. In addition, the hilt is a Full Tang type with a pair of shells with wooden handles firmly attached to the Full Tang, combined with round parasols (Tsuba) and genuine Ray Same leather covered with Tsuka Ito leather and decorated with a Japanese dogwood pattern with Menuki dragons. It also contains a black hardwood upholstery.
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CASE Iberia/Hanway Dark Clock Sword
- Overall length : 474 3/84″
- The length of the blade : 31 1/2″
- Weight: 35 ounces.
- Steel blade: 1566
The Paul Chen Dark Sentinel sword, which is said to combine the cutting power of the Samurai Katana with the manoeuvrability and penetration power of the European rapier, is a fairly unique model of the sword. It has a total length of 47 3/8 inches with a 10 1/2 inch long handle and a 31 1/2 inch long drag knife made of 1566 Plain Tool Steel (stainless) forged steel and weighs a total of 35 ounces. In addition, the unique design of the blade is complemented by a riveted leather-wrapped handle with a stylised Zuba-shaped shield and a leather-covered scabbard with steel fittings.
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Choosing the right sword
As you can see, there is a fairly wide range of sword models on the market today, from straight to curved and from light to heavy, with many variations in both the length and design of the blade. Therefore, when choosing a sword, it is very important that you take the time to carefully consider whether you prefer a straight or curved blade, because each one uses a different tactic. In addition, it is very important to make sure that you choose a sword that suits your height and fighting style, as it is much easier for a small person to own a lighter sword than a heavy one. But it is also important to remember that the lighter the sword, the faster it becomes, but the less damage it causes when cutting, while the heavier it is, the slower it becomes, but the more damage it causes when cutting. Finally, you should also be aware that today there are many more swords from many more manufacturers on the market than the ones mentioned above, so the ten swords mentioned here are simply our selection of the best swords.
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