Broadsword

Broadsword

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A broadsword is a sword with a blade that is heavy, straight, and usually double-edged. A single-edged weapon sharing the other characteristics of a broadsword is called a backsword. The broadsword is designed for both cutting and thrusting, but primarily the former.It was a preferred armament in England for four centuries, beginning in the 16th century and continuing until the advent of firearms, although many different designs were used over that time, falling into various schemes of categorization by type of hilt. In its early days it had only a plain cross hilt, sometimes accompanied by an outer ring, and a double-edged blade; it was then used for attack only, the wielder employing a buckler for defense. As use of the buckler declined due to the inconvenience of carrying it, techniques were developed for defensive use of the broadsword.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136760886
  • 9786136760889