The History of Swords


Swords are weapons with several different purposes. While a broad, double-edged sword is often used in warfare, a short, single-edged blade is more commonly used for defense. These weapons have a long history and were originally invented in the Middle East. Early examples date back to the Abbasid Caliphate of Khurasan, where they were influenced by the Central Asian Turkic nomads. These people eventually converted to Islam and became the true rulers of the region. A traditional Japanese Scimitar sword is hand forged using both modern machinery and traditional tools.…

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