Real Swords: What They Are and How They Are Used!
A sword also called a blade or a rapier is a bladed weapon designed for cutting or thrusting. The term's precise definition varies according to the historical epoch or the region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and one backside. Straight blades with sharp edges expand on impact to inflict damage, while those with concave edges can act as springs to increase the force of their blow. Swords are primarily weapons but are also sometimes used for other purposes such as sectioning materials or lifting objects without physically touching them (a technique called ballistic saber). Today, real swords still have practical applications such as when used in some martial arts and fencing (epee).
Use of Real Swords Today: The real sword is one of the earliest and most important weapons found in human history. The use of swords has been going on for a long time, and in modern times it is still used as a weapon. Here are some areas where swords find their use:
1. Martial Arts: Martial Arts are a significant part of all cultures. Martial Arts were created, and once created were used in all societies as a form of self-defense. From this, we can see how important it is to have an efficient weapon that is able to be used in these ways. No weapon is more efficient than the sword. The sword is used in all martial arts as a defensive and offensive weapon, as well as a training tool. However, most would agree that there is one word that reigns supreme as the symbol of martial arts, the Katana. The Katana came into existence sometime during the Muromachi period in Japan, it resembles most European longswords with the exception of a shorter grip and longer blade. Of course, this has not stopped its rise in popularity from being on display in almost every form of media today from movies to video games and other popular "geek" culture merchandise like clothing lines.
2. Hunting: Hunting was essential for the survival of primitive man; it added protein to their diet and helped keep them alive through rough times. In order for hunting to be so successful, the hunter would need a weapon that could cut down large game quickly. We can see from the above example how a sword has been put to good use for many years by both hunters and warriors alike. The unique shape of the sword allowed for a warrior to slice and slash with ease, but not penetrate far enough to cause any real damage. Even though swords were made for battle and hunting, swords also had ceremonial purposes as well. The Egyptian pharaohs decorated their tombs with spectacular burial treasures and artifacts, one being the Egyptian sword. The Egyptian sword was believed to be "the key to the other world". To the Egyptians death was not a feared thing; they believed that life on earth was just a preparation for what they would experience after death. The dead person's soul would have to cross the Nile River, which required them to carry a key so their soul could pass through into the next world.
3. Self-Defense: Self-defense is one of the major reasons why real swords were known and used in the Earth's past. Self-defense was necessary for survival, and the sword has been very effective in this area. Swords can be used to cut through things in order to protect yourself from being attacked.
From the example above, we can see how a sword can be put to good use for self-defense by anyone who is willing to take the time to learn how to use it properly. It is said that the Samurai of Japan would perform their art to defend and protect their lords. However, this does not mean that the sword was used strictly for an offensive and defensive battle. For example, the Samurai would also use their real swords to cut down bushes in order to safely enter an area. In addition, they also used their swords to open paths through tall grass and wooded areas. This is evident by a statement made by a very famous samurai named Miyamoto Musashi (born January 23, 1584). Musashi had stated "When you cut trees and underbrush with a sword it should be done in one or two swipes, no more.
4. Fencing: A fighting style called fencing has been used for a long time. The main objective of this style was to protect the individual by avoiding being hit, or by cutting through their opponent to end the combat. In other words, there is no point in getting injured, and instead, take away your opponent's weapon, or at least make them unable to use it. From the sword examples above we can see how excellent swords have been at protecting people from being struck/cut with a weapon.
5. Dueling: Dueling is one of the interesting methods of self-defense granted to most people today; however, it is rooted in history and it has survived even into modern times where duels are still conducted in extreme situations with swords. It has been a long-standing form of combat since when people started using real swords as a weapon. It is a form of combat that is universal and predates the invention of gunpowder. From the above example, we can see how important it is to have a sword, especially one that is able to cut through other weapons. Ceremonial dueling on the field of battle at the Battle of Lützen, 1631.
Real Swords Replicas for Cosplay! Do you cosplay? Have you ever wanted that perfect sword for your costume, but not been able to find what you're looking for? You are not alone. Fortunately, real swords are very easy to make at home with a few tools and some practice. There is nothing more satisfying than getting the look of your favorite sword, even if it isn't perfect. Before you begin, it is important to know what you are looking for. Some people purchase a sword or sword set, then modify it to their liking. For example, fan blades can be shaped into different designs and new hilts can be made with different materials.
Some people will also use weapons like daggers or throwing stars as substitutes (or even better) for a traditional sword. One popular technique is to prop the blade against the forearm so it points backward in a defensive position. This allows for easy drawing of the blade with one hand and prevents the blade from accidentally stabbing your own hand in its sheath.