Pikeman's sword, 1640 (c)
Although a pikeman's main weapon was his five-metre long steel-tipped pike, he also carried a simple sword for personal protection. These weapons were manufactured in large quantities by both sides during the English Civil War. Cavalrymen also used similar swords. This example has a double-edged blade with a shallow fuller and leather-covered wooden grip.
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