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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Backsword

Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is thicker, creating a wedge-like shape. This shape supposedly increases cutting capacity.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Broadsword
Term usually stands for Medieval swords which is, in fact, wrong. This misnomer comes from Victorian collectors of the early 19th century.
Falchion
Single-edged sword with a heavy and towards the tip widening blade. Similar to a meat cleaver. Used mostly by infantry. Balanced…
Morgenstern
See Morning star.
Mortuary sword
See Backsword.
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