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Hand-made knives. Examples of folk art Good day, dear readers. :) If you enjoy watching pictures and consider the intricacies of each weapon, now we will please you. After all, today we are talking about hand-made knives. Almost all the boys in childhood and teenage years were engaged in manufacturing hand-made knives. They made ​​them from wood, plastic...

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Schiavona – Venetian basket-hilted sword

Category : Rapier

In a previous post we mentioned the basket cell types of the sword - Schiavona. Now discuss this in more detail. So, Schiavona ..
Since the XV century were called swords of Dalmatian Slavs Guard Venetian Doge. They are characterized by straight double-edged blades, horizontally curved S-shaped arcs and parrying rectangular head with a bulge.

Schiavona

Schiavona, nicknamed the basket-hilted sword, has been extended even less than the Scottish basket-hiltet broadsword, as met only in Venice.

Schiavona

Although the word «gli schiavoni» called swords, which were armed guards of Doges, later such it called all of a basket all the basket-hilted sword in the Venetian style.
Apparently, "spada schiavona" is a direct heir of the medieval gli shiavoni. However, Schiavona wored not only guard the Doges, but many other soldiers in the Venetian dominions. About its predecessors remind obscure head shape, however, rectangular head now has a characteristic shape of two angles, and the bulge on the head is turned into a rosette.

Schiavona

Blade, unlike the Scottish basket-hiltet broadsword, mostly double-edged, a width of about four and a length of about 90 centimeters.

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