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Time Traveling With Swords




"Egypt had some unique swords including one that was found in King Tutankhamun's tomb."

In today's episode, I will be discussing the history of swords—specifically, the history of swords from the beginning through part of the classical era.

Sources mentioned in the episode

Loades, Mike, Swords and Swordsmen, Reprint edition (Pen & Sword Military, 2011).

Swords

Egyptian Khopesh


Image from Blanchard, Guillaume. "Egyptian Bronze Sword." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 03, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5826/egyptian-bronze-sword/



Makhaira



Hallstatt C Sword and La Tene Sword

Image from https://www.bronze-age-craft.com/Mindelheim_Sword.htm




Witcher- The Ceremonial Sword of Deithwen








Fereldan Captain Longsword from Dragon Age Inquisition










































Hepzefa's Sword- Assassin's Creed Origins












Aruna- Assassin's Creed Origins



Sword Diagrams



Image from https://medievalswordsworld.com/medieval-sword-parts-and-components/



Image from https://artofswordmaking.com/gallery/cross-sections-types



Full list of Sources


Burton, Richard Francis, The Book of the Sword: A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day, 1st edition (Skyhorse, 2014).


Cunningham, Roger D, "Nineteenth-Century U. S. Army Enlisted Men's Swords and Sabers," On Point 15, no. 2 (2009): 14–17.


Farrell, Scott, "Mystery Swords: Bizarre Fifteenth Century Blade Designs," Medieval Warfare 5, no. 4 (2015): 50–52.


Laible, Thomas, The Sword: Myth & Reality: Technology, History, Fighting, Forging, Movie Swords, 1st edition (Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2015).


Loades, Mike, Swords and Swordsmen, Reprint edition (Pen & Sword Military, 2011).


Oakshott, R. Ewart, Records of the Medieval Sword, Revised ed. edition (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1991).


Oakshott, R. Ewart, "The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (London: Dover Publications, 1996).


Rollinger, Christain, ed., Classical Antiquity in Video Games: Playing with the Ancient World, 1st edition (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020).


Wise, Arthur, The History and Art of Personal Combat, Illustrated edition (Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2014).


"Aruna," Assassin's Creed Wiki, accessed November 4, 2021, https://assassinscreed.fandom.com/wiki/Aruna.


"Ceremonial Sword of Deithwen," Witcher Wiki, accessed November 4, 2021, https://witcher.fandom.com/wiki/Ceremonial_sword_of_Deithwen.


"Fereldan Captain Longsword," Dragon Age Wiki, accessed November 4, 2021, https://dragonage.fandom.com/wiki/Fereldan_Captain_Longsword.


"Hepzefa's Sword," Assassin's Creed Wiki, accessed November 4, 2021, https://assassinscreed.fandom.com/wiki/Hepzefa%27s_Sword.


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