Monday, July 20, 2015

Parts of the Sword


Swashbuckling and imagination capturing, who doesn't love a sword? It’s one of the options that people have been using as a personal defense for centuries. A bit of information about swords is discussed below, especially for those who are new to collecting them.

Blade
The blade is the most impressive part of sword. It’s usually made of tempered steel and can be thin and sharp as in a rapier blade or it can be broad. A broadax type sword’s probably the most common and well-known. The blade is the visible part of these types of sword.

Another part of the blade is called the tang. Most of the tangs are very much narrowed and they fit into the pommel. The blade is further divided into the foible, the tang and the shoulder. It’s one of the things that you need to understand about them .Some blades also often have grooves as part of it. Blades may also have grooves associated with them. The very thin swords that’re often used in weaponry have a thin blade and are called rapiers, but the parts are essentially the same.

Pommel
This is the bottom part for where the sword is attached. The pommel is meant to act as a balance so the sword doesn't feel as heavy. It’s attached to the hilt. The handle is the part of the sword you handle and sometimes is referred to as the grip, but it is attached to the sword by the handle. This is a piece that’s vital.

Hilt
The hilt is part of everything that’s not the blade. Thus, it contains the pommel, the hilt, and the guard. It’s a bit of everything.

Guard
A guard is sometimes mistaken with the hilt, but it’s the part of the sword that protects the hand. It is one of the things you can find as part of the sword.

The next time you look at swords you’ll be armed with some information about some of the basic information in regard to them and their makeup.

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