The History of Leith

August 9, 2007

Medieval and Renaissance Swords and Daggers Terminology

Arming Sword – after the 14th century, with the appearance of the longsword the simple, single-handed weapon became known as a short sword or arming sword, since it hung from the belt of the knight, while his longsword hung from the saddle. In the mid-15th century treatise How a Man Shayl be Armyd, the author advises: “hys shorte swerde upon hys lyfte syde in a rounde ryunge all nakid to pulle out lightlie….and then hys long swerd in hys hand.’ for more click here

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