Sword

Sword

sword is a bladed weapon intended for slashing or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration.

Non-European weapons called "sword" include single-edged weapons such as the Middle Eastern 
scimitar, the Chinese dao and the related Japanese katana. The Chinese jian is an example of a non-European double-edged straightsword, like the European models derived from the double-edged Iron Age sword.

A sword consists of a long blade attached to a hilt. The blade can be straight or curved.
Thrusting swords have a pointed tip on the blade, and tend to be straighter; slashing swords have sharpened cutting edge on one or both sides of the blade, and are more likely to be curved. Many swords are designed for both thrusting and slashing.


Attribution: Wikipedia
 

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