kind of weapon has been in use from the Bronze Age when the construction of
long metal blades was possible for the first time.
Early swords were made of solid bronze or copper, these were hard, but
quite brittle. Not until iron could be forged did the sword truly become an
important weapon. Soon, smiths learned that with a proper amount of coal.
King Arthur Excalibur, Kusanagi , Roland Durendal , Sword of Damocles El
Cid - Tizona, The Polish kings - Szczerbiec
The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and
The pommel is a lump at the top of the guard.
The grip is the handle of the sword.
The guard protects the user's hand from the opponent's sword.