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Welcome to Sword-Site!

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A Brief Introduction to the World's Largest Sword Museum. Sword-Site is built using forum technology but most parts of Sword-Site aren't open for comment and are instead closed threads with listings of historically relevant swords which are referenced and provided with measurements and other pertinent data.

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Museum of Original Historic Swords

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No New Posts Swords of Antiquity & the Migration Era

Swords from Prehistory through to the Classical Period and First Centuries of the Age of Migration.

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No New Posts Viking Swords

Swords of Viking form.

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No New Posts Byzantine Swords

The thousand year period spanning the conversion of Rome to a Christian Empire by Constantine through to the fall of Trebizond in 1461 A.D.

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No New Posts Medieval Western European Swords

Here you will find swords from the end of the Dark Ages through to the Renaissance. These are organised using a typology devised by Ewart Oakeshott.

Sub-boards: Oakeshott Type X - Xa Swords, Oakeshott Type XI - XIa Swords, Oakeshott Type XII - XIIa Swords, Oakeshott Type XIII - XIIIb Swords, Oakeshott Type XIV Swords, Oakeshott Type XV - XVa Swords, Oakeshott Type XVI - XVIa Swords, Oakeshott Type XVII Swords, Oakeshott Type XVIII - XVIIIc Swords, Oakeshott Type XIX Swords, Oakeshott Type XX - XXa Swords, Oakeshott Type XXI - XXII Swords

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No New Posts Non-Oakeshott Type Swords - Falchions, Complex Hilts Etc.

European Swords that do not conform to the Oakeshott Typology including the Falchion, Complex Hilts and more.

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No New Posts Sabers / Sabres of the Western World - 1 Viewing

Generally single edged, slender swords from the European sphere of influence.

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No New Posts Swords of the Far East

Swords from the Asian sphere of influence.

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No New Posts Swords of Africa

Swords from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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No New Posts Indian Swords

Swords by the non-Islamic inhabitants of the Indian Subcontinent.

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No New Posts Islamic Swords

Swords from the Islamic Sphere of Influence.

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No New Posts Daggers & Knives

Daggers and knives from all cultures can be found here.

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General

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Articles of note.

Sub-boards: Scholarly Articles, Ewart Oakeshott's Sword Typologies, Byzantine Swords in Art & From the Archaeological Record

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No New Posts Open Forum - Swords\Knives & Other Weapons\Armour\Martial Arts\Sword Making\Customisation - 1 Viewing

Discussions of all of the above and more with regards to all of the world's cultures - a free and open section for Members (Membership is free click 'register' at top left of site).

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No New Posts For Sale / Wanted to Buy / Vendor Announcements

Here you can list swords and related items for sale. Items can be offered by individuals. No need for moderator's approval - anyone of good reputation can list items here - all you have to do is become a member which is free!
No guns or gun parts please.

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Guide For Sword Buyers

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No New Posts Do Not Buy A Reproduction Sword Until You Have Read This! - 1 Viewing

Tips for buyers of modern reproduction swords that demystify the often nebulous terms used by some manufacturers and vendors.

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