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Classification of Medieval and Renaissance Swords

Posted by MRL on Feb 26th 2019

Swords in the Middle Ages and other historical periods were most likely just called "swords." There were no names given to them. Over time, however, historians began to associate the blades with specific names resulting in their present-day nomenclature. So, how many types of swords were there? It's difficult to answer that with any certainty. What we will do in this blog is differentiate popular European medieval and Renaissance swords in ter...
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The Accolade- Sword of the Knights Templar- A sword of Legends

Posted by MRL on Sep 27th 2018

"Non Nobis, Domine, Non Nobis, Sed Nomini Tuo Da Glorium" "Nothing for us, Lord, nothing for us but for the glory of thy name" - The Creed of the Knights Templar These iconic words, which are engraved onto the 1065 high carbon steel blade, symbolize a perfect blend of power and beauty. We're talking about one of the finest swords ever offered by Museum Replicas, The Accolade - Sword of the Knights Templar. This magnificent sword carries the au...
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Were medieval and Renaissance swords cumbersome?

Posted by MRL on Feb 26th 2018

Medieval swords are regularly portrayed in the media as ungainly, cumbersome tools that are most effective in the hands of brawny men. But, was that the case in reality? Think about it. Why would soldiers carry weapons weighing upwards of 30 lbs when the speed of movement was paramount in the melee of the medieval battlefield? The wide, exaggerated sword swings depicted on the screen are exactly that - exaggerated. So, why the misconception...
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