What makes a sword a sword anyways?

According to Merriam Webster a sword is: “a weapon (such as a cutlass or rapier) with a long blade for cutting or thrusting that is often used as a symbol for honor or authority"

Throughout the centuries these weapons were used to take the lives of millions, spilled the blood of Kings and Queens, of whole armies, and entire civilizations. They were symbols of great power, wielded by those with great authority. To commit great deeds of heroism and at times even great atrocities.

Explore our selection of swords, from Medieval European swords to the Japanese Katana.

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