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Military Swords are used by officers and enlisted members in militaries and navies throughout the world. Swords are worn with dress uniforms for parades and ceremonies. They are used for presentations at military retirements and for awards. Sabers are used during ROTC events and for military weddings. They are commonly used when dress uniforms are worn.
Throughout the Middle Ages, swords became increasingly popular as metal technology progressed. Advancements in quenching and tempering of steel accelerated the popularity of edged blades. Swords were wielded during battle and were seen as a prestigious accessory. Medieval swords became the subjects of legends. Historical pieces still exist and are housed in museums around the world.
The traditional Japanese sword of the ancient samurai was the katana. The historical katana featured a curved blade with a single edge and a square or, more commonly, a circular tsuba. They had a long handle which could accommodate both hands. The handle was usually wrapped with cotton or leather. The handle wrap covered a ray skin or Same core. These swords were designed to be drawn quickly. They were frequently paired with a companion sword such as a wakizashi or an even smaller, dagger size tanto.
During the era of the Roman Republic, popular swords featured a Gladius or Maintz design. This style featured a two edged straight blade with a tapered point. The handle typically featured a finger grooved grip crafted in bone or wood. The groove provided a solid and comfortable grip. Blades were often crafted with metal strips that were welded together. Many blades were engraved or punched with the name of the owner.
Sword Canes and Walking Sticks
Sword Canes became popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was less socially acceptable to openly carry a sword in public, so the stick sword emerged. This was a cane, umbrella or stick with an edged blade inside. They functioned as a typical walking cane or working umbrella with a sharpened, edged blade that could be easily and quickly removed from the shaft.
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