The sword is a cold edged weapon that has got a long, wide and straight blade and a simple handguard in the form of a cross. The massive handguard used to balance the blade's weight in a way.
First bronze swords appeared two thousand years B.C. Iron swords appeared in the first millennium B.C.
In the second half of the seventeenth century the sword was already a symbol of authority and justice only.
Swords as ceremonial weapons were custom-made for persons of high rank and possession, higher military authorities and civil affairs representatives. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries they were ordered for momentous events. As a rule, they were made in imitation of Romance antique swords. Their decorations were strongly marked with magnificence.
Today swords are made as symbolic and highest awards for the most significant dates and most important people. There is no armour collection without an exquisitely manufactured and richly decorated sword. Very often a shield is designed as part of the unit. The shield bears the owner's main emblem (state or family emblem).
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The court sword (Italian spada) is a weapon for thrusting, cutting and slashing; a weapon with a long, straight, narrow or mid-wide blade and a complex, consisting of a bowl, one or few different sized bails, and a cross handguard.