What is a curved sword?
Asked in Swords
Which kind of sword is used for a officer's sword?
Asked in Militaria
What is a sword with a curved blade called?
Entirely depends on the nation and the type of sword. the Japanese curved blades are called wakizachi, katana, and no-dachi respectively for a short, normal length, and extra long version respectively. A chinese curved sword is commonly called the dao on the indian subcontinent, the Talwar is curved, while in afghanistan, the Pulwar is of the same basic shape. In the middle east, the shamshir, also commonly called a scimitar was curved, as were the kilij and saif. It may be noted at this point that the image of the "curved arabic scimitar vs the straight knightly sword" during the Crusades is in fact myth; the arabic swords of the medieval age were in fact straight. The first curved islamic swords appear among the mamluks in the 14th century, long after the crusades ended. In eastern europe, the hungarian or Avar sabre was commonly curved. in western europe, many falchion were likewise curved swords, as were the later cavalry sabre and cutlass. (A number of african and indonesian sword types also existed with curved forms, but I'm afraid I cant give names for them.) Original answer: A samurai sword
Asked in Yu-Gi-Oh, Ancient Egypt
What is the name of the curved sword used by Hyksos?
Asked in The Hunger Games
What weapon does Thersh take in the Beginning of the Hunger Games?
Asked in The Difference Between, Swords
What is the difference between a sword and a Sabre?
Sword is straight, Sabre is curved. There are straight sabres, The main differance is a sword is Usually twin bladed (with the exception of a katana and Back-sword) a Messer or Dussack is one bladed, whilst a sabre has one full blade and about a third of back blade to assist in a lancing thrust on horseback
Asked in United Kingdom
Can you buy a Wakizashi sword in the UK if the blade is under 50cm?
Asked in Military Equipment
What are the types of curved sword?
There are a lot of different types of curved swords around the world. One of the most famous would be the Japanese Samurai sword, or katana. But there are also falchions, grosse messers, a large variety of sabers, cutlasses, scimitars, chinese broadswords (also known as Dao), kukri's, falcata's, and kopis's. Those are the main ones I can think of off the top of my head.
Can a Schiavona sword have a curved blade?
Technically, no. the Schiavona is normally a straight, double-edged blade. a small minority of them have a single edged blade (a backsword form), but those blades are not curved. (though of course, its almost inevitable that somewhere out there, in a collection, there's one that is on a curved blade having just said that.... but such is the nature of the history of arms.)