The Evolution of Sword Design in Pictures


@octaypus forwarded along a very cool diagram of the evolution of
swords, looking primarily at their hilts and grips, throughout the
centuries. It is a very cool diagram that I felt was worth passing
along. Ahh the display we could make with just a few more swords in
our museum!

Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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