A migration-period "Ring-sword" with damascus blade Overall Length - 90.5 cm Length of Blade 75.0 cm - Width of Blade 4.7 cm - Width of Crossguard 9.5 cm - Overall Weight 1.015 kg - Point of Balancefrom crossguard 14.3 cm
Art of Swords
A period colourised photo of the Tsar’s guard.
Circassian Cherkess Caucasus
Gold dagger, from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, Carter # 256dd; 31.9 cm; blade 20.1 cm; Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Two similar daggers were found in Tutankhamun's tomb, one with a gold blade (in image 26) and the other with an iron blade. Gold daggers were reserved for the nobility, but bronze or copper daggers were used from the Old Kingdom on in Egypt.
The Sword of Charlemagne (Joyeuse), handle from between 1000-1100 AD, can be seen in Rigaud's portrait of Louis XIV
Sabre of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Empire (early 10th c.). A Hungarian (Magyar) type sword probably made in Eastern Europe.
'Finds like the Sutton Hoo helmet depicting warriors with spears and swords indicate that violence and conflict were a real part of Dark Age life.
Warriors of the Himalayas Sword and Scabbard Probably Chinese, 14th–15th century Iron, gold, silver, wood, leather L. overall 35½ (90.3 cm), blade L. 30 in. (76.2 cm) Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds