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Broadsword, also known as Basket Hilted Sword

The basket-hilted sword is the name of a group of sword types of the early modern era characterized by a basket-shaped guard that protects the hand. The basket hilt is a development of the quillons added to swords' crossguards since the Late Middle Ages. In modern times, this variety of sword is also sometimes referred to as the broadsword.


Epee, used in fencing, also known as a Foil

Derived from the 19th century "Epee de Combat". a sharp-pointed dueling sword, designed for thrusting and used, with the end blunted, in fencing.


Katana, the sword of Japanese Samurai

The production of swords in Japan is divided into specific time periods:

Grosse Messer

Grosse Messer, in German means "great knife"

Messer (German for "knife," also großes Messer "great knife," Hiebmesser "hewing knife," Kriegsmesser "war knife," etc.) during the German Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (14th to 16th centuries) was a term for the class of single-edged bladed weapons, deriving from the medieval falchion and preceding the modern sabre.