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3 different Sword Types (Stock) by PhelanDavion 3 different Sword Types (Stock) by PhelanDavion
from left to right:

1. German Longsword, about 1450
2. Japanese Katana, about 1850
3. Thai Darb, about 1900

...these are some pretty different swords from my collection.

Feel free to ask if there might be any question.
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FullMeTalAof Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great collection.
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tearsforangels Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
thanks for the wonderful stock i used here tearsforangels.deviantart.com/…
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CreativeCountryGirl5 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
A German long sword is a one handed weapon am I correct?
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes... and no...
in the middle ages a sword was always used together with a shield.... everything else is just stupid.
Movies often don`t like to show that fact because a shield is just not very elegant... ;-)


So when the full plate armour was developed in the late 14th century, there was no need for a shield anymore and the warriors had a free hand... at that point the longsword was developed because you can put much more energy in a two-handed-sword.

So it is possible to handle the longsword with just one hand.....yes.... but it`s not pretty likely. You can put more than double of strenght in it when taking it with two hands. (leverage effect)
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CreativeCountryGirl5 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I see okay so would a shortsword then be the equivalent to a one handed sword in the case of using it with a Shield also? Or does it just depend on the time period and armour used?
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it depends on the time period and the area...

Roman Legions used a very short sword and a very big shield...

Vikings and Crusaders for example used swords of about 1 meter lenght + shield... (thats europe 8th to 13th century)

...later in the ages of Chivalry and Samurai you`ll find more two handed swords without shield but with full-body-plate -armour.
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CreativeCountryGirl5 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Alrighty thanks :) I will probably have more questions for you eventually
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist
I've always had a visual fascination for long swords. They have that look of authority and power. Second to this, I like the katana which visually accept anything as it comes as long as it can find the best place to cut through with ease and swiftness. It has a more reserved power and authority that only emerges when the blade and the wielder becomes a single body. The last blade visually speaks to me of practicality. The very basic that defines all three weapons as tools, in the hands of a warrior, where true strength comes from within. 
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Yellowprime Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<3 appreciation of the Thai Darb
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Piimocial Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! The real swords *O*
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