Medieval Glossary


A well-known weapon of war, defined as a blade of steel, having one or two edges, set in a hilt, and used with a motion of the whole arm.

Related term(s): Hilt; Pommel; Quillon; Sheath; Fuller; Two-handed Sword
Category: Weapons
Added: 09.04.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 565.


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