arming sword

arming sword
A sword seen as a being a part of someones set of arms or military accoutrements; a warriors regimental or official sword.

Lo, to that shore one in an auncient gowne, / Whose hoarie locks great grauitie did crowne, / Holding in hand a goodly arming sword, / By fortune came [...].

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  • Arming sword — Infobox Weapon name= Arming sword caption= The MS I.33 manuscript, dated to ca. 1290, shows fencing with the arming sword and the buckler. origin= type= Sword is ranged= is bladed=yes is explosive= is artillery= is vehicle= is missile= is UK=… …   Wikipedia

  • Arming Sword — A typical knights sword used for cutting and thrusting. after the 14th century, with the appearance of the longsword the simple, single handed weapon became known as a short sword or arming sword, since it hung from the belt of the knight, while… …   Medieval glossary

  • Sword — For other uses, see Sword (disambiguation) and Swords (disambiguation). Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century A sword is a bladed weapon (edged weapon) used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Arming — Arm Arm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Armed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arming}.] [OE. armen, F. armer, fr. L. armare, fr. arma, pl., arms. See {arms}.] 1. To take by the arm; to take up in one s arms. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And make him with our pikes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side-sword — A side sword was a type of war sword used by infantry during the Renaissance of Europe. This sword was a direct descendant of the arming sword. Quite popular between the 16th and 17th centuries, they were ideal for handling the mix of armored and …   Wikipedia

  • European dueling sword — The European dueling sword in the narrow sense is a basket and cage hilted weapon in use specifically in duels from the late 17th to the 19th century. It evolved through several forms of the rapier to the smallsword mdash; reflecting the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mameluke sword — Napoleon in Egypt with a Mameluke sword A Mameluke sword is a cross hilted, curved, scimitar like sword historically derived from sabres used by Mamluk warriors of Mamluk Egypt from whom the sword derives its name. It is related to the shamshir …   Wikipedia

  • Great sword — The term great sword refers to an example of any of a number of large swords used in medieval Europe:* Greatsword, a heavy example of the High Medieval arming sword, including Oakeshott types XIIa and XIIIa (the English Greatsword specifically).… …   Wikipedia

  • Waster — Infobox Weapon name=Waster caption= From the left: arming sword, longsword, rondel, longsword, falchion. origin= Western Europe type= Practice Weapon is ranged= is bladed=yes is explosive= is artillery= is vehicle= is UK= service= Late Bronze Age …   Wikipedia

  • Types of swords — This is a list of Types of swords found through history all around the world.word types sorted by geographic originAfrica*Flyssa *Kaskara *Nimcha *Shotel *Takoba *IdaAmericas*Macana *MacuahuitlAsia*Aikuchi (合口, 匕首) *Aruval *Barong *Bolo / Itak… …   Wikipedia

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