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The term '''broadsword''' is one similar to than of using [[chainmaille|chainmail]]. The term was first used in the [[17th century]] to refer to straight [[blade]]d [[basket hilt]]ed [[sword]]s. Later it became used to describe [[arming sword]]s to distinguish them from the smaller civilian swords that were being introduced and in use.
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The term '''broadsword''' is one of similar origin as [[maille|chainmail]]. The term was first used in the [[17th century]] to refer to straight [[blade]]d [[basket hilt]]ed [[sword]]s. Later it became used to describe [[arming sword]]s to distinguish them from the smaller civilian swords that were being introduced and in use.
   
 
The term now is used in the general [[populace]] to describe anything from a [[two-handed sword]], to a [[longsword]] to a [[Viking]] [[sword]].
 
The term now is used in the general [[populace]] to describe anything from a [[two-handed sword]], to a [[longsword]] to a [[Viking]] [[sword]].

Revision as of 05:36, 3 May 2006

The term broadsword is one of similar origin as chainmail. The term was first used in the 17th century to refer to straight bladed basket hilted swords. Later it became used to describe arming swords to distinguish them from the smaller civilian swords that were being introduced and in use.

The term now is used in the general populace to describe anything from a two-handed sword, to a longsword to a Viking sword.

The term is also popularised in roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons.