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Time Traveling With Swords Part 2

"Vikings!"

In this episode, I will be discussing more sword history from the Roman through the late medieval era.



Caius Valerius Primus Sword Inscription

Image from Royal Armeries Collection at https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-52749.html



Viking Swords



Henry V's Sword

https://www.dailynews.lk/2015/10/30/world/henry-vs-sword-show-agincourt-ceremony-london?qt-popular_articles=1&page=16





Sword Diagrams

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



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



Video Game Swords


Elder Schools V: Skyrim Imperial Sword



Dark Souls Broadsword




Dark Souls Astora's Sword




Sources mentioned in the episode

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

Full list of sources

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

Thomas Laible, The Sword: Myth & Reality: Technology, History, Fighting,

Forging, Movie Swords, 1st edition (Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2015)

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).

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

Christian Rollinger, “An Archaeology of Ancient Historical Video Games, in Chr. Rollinger (Ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. Playing with the Ancient World (IMAGINES), London: Bloomsbury 2020, 19-46.,” accessed November 3, 2021, https://www.academia.edu/39647100/An_Archaeology_of_Ancient_Historical_Video_Games_in_Chr_Rollinger_ed_Classical_Antiquity_in_Video_Games_Playing_with_the_Ancient_World_IMAGINES_London_Bloomsbury_2020_19_46; “A

BREFE HISTORIE OF EUROPEAN SWORDS TO c.1600,” The Booktrap, accessed January 5, 2022,

http://thebooktrap.weebly.com/5/post/2014/10/a-brefe-historie-of-european-swords-to-c1600.html;

“Broadsword,” Dark Souls Wiki, accessed January 5, 2022, https://darksouls.wiki.fextralife.com/Broadsword;

“Imperial Sword | Elder Scrolls | Fandom,” accessed January 4, 2022, https://elderscrolls.fandom.com/wiki/Imperial_Sword.

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