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Casually, to maintain an existing weapon, they would use a whetstone and carefully rub it against the blade's edges, at a certain angle and with a certain manner of stroke. To give a blade its initial edge, typically it would be sharpened with a grinding wheel by the cutler who assembled and shaped it. Presumably, if you wanted a more professional sharpening of your dulled sword, or you wanted to file down a chip in the blade, you could take it to a cutler and have it resharpened by a grinding wheel, though doing this too often would probably result in a thinner blade.
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Females wore long dresses that were very tight and sometimes a big hat or some material wrapped around their heads
you run the blade slowly over a whetstone.
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you use a grind stone
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not too many people owned a sword back in medieval times because of the cost and the length of time it took to make one. most people had daggers or other weapons because alot …people didn't have the money or reasorces to make weapons and the people who did own sowrds were generally soldiers or people who had money.
yes they did sometimes for something as little as stealing a loaf of bread
Hanging was one form of medieval execution for capital crimes.
First, it should be noted that swords were not normally made by one individual - several craftsmen would be involved in its manufacture. Swords and similar weapons were trad…ed extensively throughout Europe in the medieval era, and while we assume nowadays that the average European peasant lived in their own village and never travelled far, there is in fact a vast body of evidence showing that internatonal trade was a widespread in the 14th and 15th centuries, as it is today. The main component, the blade, was generally produced in localised areas of specialisation - in Germany, the cities of Solingen and Passau were renowned for their blademaking, in Spain, the city of Toledo had a similar reputation. The blades were then shipped through Europe, via trade. In local areas they were then fitted with hilts according to local fashion and tastes by craftsmen called cutlers. The blade was made by forging, from a rough block of steel, a skilled swordsmith would shape a rough blade and tang from the red-hot steel, hammering in the shape of the tang, and the critical transition from blade to tang -done wrong, such a transition is a weak point which could break the sword in use. Once a basic shape was forged, with or without a fuller (groove in the blade) the soft steel blade would be passed on to shapers, who would then cut the blade's shape on large, water-wheel driven grindstones, and with scrapers and files, smoothing out the surface and shaping the taper on the blade, essential to making the blade handle well. the shaped blade would then be heat-treated, a process of heating the blade to glowing red hot, and plunging it into water to cool it rapidly. this process changes the molecular structure of the steel, making it extremely hard, but very brittle, like glass. This brittleness was then removed by putting it into a lower heat, and then allowing it to cool. this tempering process gives the steel the springy flexiability to withstand shock, but the hardness to hold a sharp edge. This tempered blade was then polished by another craftsman, to bring it to a fine finish, and to put an edge on it. The cutler, on receiving the blade, would create the hilt peices - the cross, that protects the hand, the grip, and the pommel, which balances the blade. The pommel and cross could be forged from steel or cast in bronze. In either case, the slot for the blade tang would be carefully filed to let the parts fit onto the blade, and then the surfaces would be ground, filed and polished to a fine finish. In some cases, the parts would be covered in gold or silver, or other precious materials, depending on who the sword was for. The grip would then be made, often from a hardwod like ash or beech covered in a thin peice of leather, but sometimes from more exotic materials like ivory or horn. the entire sword would then be assembled by the cutler - the cross, grip and pommel slid down the blade tang to a snug fit, and then the end of the blade cut to length, and then heated up and hammered over as a rivet to hold it firm. Lastly, then entire blade would be given to a scabbard-maker, who would take thin slats of wood, and carve the shape of the blade, line the wooden slats with wool, to hold the blade in place and protect it, and then wrap the thin wood slats in leather. the outer leather of the scabbard could then be cut to allow a complex set of loops and knots which would make the sword hang comfortably at the wearer's side. At long last, after the work of many people, a finished sword was made, ready for war.
During medieval times, the only shops available are in the towns, but if you don't have the sources a.k.a money to travel through towns or purchase food the only means of gett…ing food is by growing or hunting them yourself. If you're an adult man it would sound fairly easy, but for widows, orphans, and elderly, providing for themselves would be quite a task. It was such a dark time where there were no feeding programs for the poor to survive.
Swords were used in military situations by both knights and infantry. They were used to a lesser degree by archers. In addition, in some areas of Europe people carried swords …at times as a mark of rank, and ceremonial swords were used also.
You get another blade and blunten it
In Middle Ages
Swords and knife blades came in a wide variety of qualities but the best were forged from iron with bars of steel combined during the smithing. The cutting edges would be of s…teel and the blade might be "pattern welded" to create an intricate design along the entire length. Steel was simply iron with a high carbon content produced by adding charcoal as the iron was melted; this created a strong but brittle steel. Adding this to much softer iron prevented the steel from breaking in use. Sword design changed immensely during the very long medieval period (as did every other aspect of life). In the 11th and 12th century swords had fairly wide blades with a groove down each face; guards were straight or slightly down-curving, grips were for just one hand (the other was needed for the shield) and pommels were heavy and often brazil-nut shaped. Later swords were for two hands and could be very long. The guards and pommel could be of copper alloy (bronze) and the grip was often of wood covered in leather. The link below takes you to an interesting website giving details of genuine medieval sword types:
Well, you could use maybe something like a wet stone or leather.
People collect medieval swords for a variety of reasons. One reason is for their uniqueness.
In order to sharpen you sword, you need to be comfortable and place it in a place where there is plenty of light. This is to reduce accidents. Pay attention that you do no…t take too much of one side,just keep filing and turning the blade over until a rough edge starts to appear.
Swords were used as weapons to attack an enemy, or to protect oneself from an enemy attack.