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A Variety Of Swords To Collect

Jul 18, 2008
Collecting swords can be an exciting way for collectors to discover the history of the world. Collectors need to be prepared before starting a collection of swords, because of the storage space needed and the safety precautions that need to be taken.

Collectors of swords quickly find that well made swords and authentic antique swords are quite valuable, but they do require care and maintenance to keep them attractive and valuable. Collectors have found that there are a number of different types of swords that exist, which have been used as weapons of the past by the noblest of men.

One type of sword is the William Wallace sword, which is also known as the brave heart sword, and is one of the most popular pieces of memorabilia from the medieval era. This sword was have said to be the possession of the greatest hero from Scotland who ever fought against tyrant rulers. Medieval swords from the medieval era are true reminders of the great knights and warriors that used them on the battle field of this time. One of the largest Scottish made swords that was used during the medieval era was the Claymore sword, and it was believed to have been used during regular family warfare during border line battles with the English.

Fantasy swords have a very different look about them with a type of intricate handle and unique blade shapes, but these swords are primarily used for display purpose only. A great addition to any collection would be masonic swords that had metal blade which were sculpted in brass or bronze. The handle was finished and the hilt and pommel contained Masonic symbols that were carved on them. Original Roman swords are similar to the design of ancient Greek swords in that they were double edged short swords that were longer than daggers, but much shorter than the standard swords. These swords had straight blades and a tapered points in which to stab their enemies. Ultimately, these swords were mostly used for hand to hand combat.

The sword in the stone, which was known as the Excalibur stone, has been associated with many myths, legends, and heroic deeds that surrounded the period of King Arthur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Another popular sword, the Braveheart, received its name due to its incredibly strong connection with Sir William Wallace who was a Scottish hero and was at times called Braveheart. Wallace was only a minor nobleman, but he organized many fellow Scots in order to take control of Scotland from King Edward I from England during the end of the thirteenth century. Samurai swords were used by Japanese warriors, who were known as the military of Japan. These swords were only allowed to be worn by samurai, plus these swords were used during combat and worn for a variety of ceremonial events and even for every day.

Swords were carried as a sign of status by members of royal families, noblemen, reigning monarchs, and other prestigious men through history. They are still carried by elite soldiers in the military, which may be commissioned officers or mounted cavalrymen.
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