Historically, katana (刀) were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (日本刀 nihontō) that were used by the samurai of feudal Japan.
The Imperial Sword (German: Reichsschwert) is one of the four most important parts of the Imperial Regalia (Reichskleinodien) of the Holy Roman Empire.
A claymore (/ˈkleɪmɔər/; from Scottish Gaelic claidheamh-mòr, "great sword") refers either to the Scottish variant of the late medieval two-handed sword or the Scottish variant of the basket-hilted sword.
A Katzbalger is a short Renaissance arming sword, notable for its sturdy build and a distinctive s-shaped or figure-8 shaped guard.
The Viking Age sword (also Viking sword) or Carolingian sword is the type of sword prevalent in Western and Northern Europe during the Early Middle Ages.
The sabre or saber (see spelling differences) is a type of backsword, usually with a curved, single-edged blade and a rather large hand guard, covering the knuckles of the hand as well as the thumb and forefinger.
The (a non-historical modern popular term, German term for "two hander", for the more accurate Doppelhänder ("double-hander") or Beidhänder ("both-hander")) is a type of large two-handed sword primarily in use during the early decades of the 16th century.
The xiphos (Greek: ξίφος) is a double-edged, one-handed Iron Age straight shortsword used by the ancient Greeks.
The cinquedea is a civilian short sword (or long dagger).
The pata or patta (Marathi:दांडपट्टा, Hindi: पट) is an Indian sword with a gauntlet integrated as a handguard.
The parang is a type of machete or cleaver used across the Malay archipelago.
A patag, also known as patang, is a type of Asian sword characterized as having a straight single-edged blade.
A sword is a bladed weapon intended for slashing or thrusting.
The talwar (pronounced [t̪əlʋaːr]), also spelled talwaar and tulwar, is a type of curved sword or sabre from the Indian Subcontinent, and is found in the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan.
A longsword (also spelled as long sword or long-sword) is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use (around 16 to 28 cm (6 to 11 in)) and a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), The "longsword" type exists in a morphological continuum with the medieval knightly sword and the Renaissance-era Zweihänder.
Gladius (English pronunciation: /ɡleɪdiəs/; Latin: glădĭus, pronounced [ˈɡladiʊs]) was one Latin word for sword and is used to represent the primary sword of Ancient Roman foot soldiers.
A tsurugi (剣) is a Japanese sword, akin to the jian Chinese sword.
Szczerbiec (Polish pronunciation: [ˈʂt͡ʂɛr.bʲɛt͡s]) is the coronation sword that was used in crowning ceremonies of most Polish monarchs from 1320 to 1764.
The term blade geometry refers to the physical properties of a sword blade: cross-section (or grind) and taper.
Sword of justice
A sword of justice is a ceremonial sword used as insignia of a monarch's supreme judicial power.