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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword

A sword is a bladed weapon intended for slashing or thrusting that is longer than a knife or .... Chinese steel swords made their first appearance in the later part of the Western Zhou Dynasty, but were not widely used until the 3rd century BC ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Age_sword

Swords made of iron (as opposed to bronze) appear from the Early Iron Age (c. 12th century ... Polybius (2.33) reports that the Gauls at the Battle of Telamon ( 224 BC) had inferior iron swords which bent at the first stroke and had to be ...

www.reference.com/history/invented-sword-7101ca1cdc2afb1a

The sword evolved from the dagger and was made of arsenic copper or tin. ... of writing called the runic alphabet, or futhark, for the first six letters of the alphabet.

www.knightsedge.com/s-123-history-of-swords.aspx

The first Roman swords were leaf-shaped but with development of iron the swords .... The sword's blade and the handle were made of one piece of metal.

medieval.stormthecastle.com/essays/history_of_the_sword.htm

The first swords are generally considered to have appeared around 2,000 BC ... The Iron sword made a tremendous advance when it was discovered that by ...

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The development of the sword was not possible until ancient civilizations discovered how to mine and work metal. Thus, the first swords were probably made of ...

io9.com/5831683/a-brief-history-of-the-ancient-science-of-sword-making

Aug 17, 2011 ... Because the length and intended purpose of a "proper" sword made the use of copper prohibitive, most historians tend to place the first ...

mentalfloss.com/article/64344/10-historys-most-terrifying-swords

May 26, 2015 ... Back in the 19th and 20th centuries, European explorers made .... of the day in the early part of the 20th century, when the Klan—first created in ...

www.thearma.org/essays/How_Were_Swords_Made.htm

But just how swords were made is something rarely presented in an easily understood ... But first the swordsmith had to acquire good steel of the desired trait.