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'''Parade arms''' are [[weapon]]s designed primarily for ceremonial use and show rather than true combat. They include many [[two handed sword]]s which might also be known as 'parade' or 'bearing' swords.  
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'''Parade arms''' are [[weapon]]s designed primarily for ceremonial use and show rather than true [[combat]]. They include many [[two handed sword]]s which might also be known as 'parade' or 'bearing' swords.
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There are a number of weapons that were possessed by the [[Viking]]s and similar cultures that were highly decorated and also lacked some of the characteristics of weapons used in [[war]]. It is thought that these weapons represented status, e.g. Mammen and Trelleborg [[axe]]s.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:23, 1 February 2008

Parade arms are weapons designed primarily for ceremonial use and show rather than true combat. They include many two handed swords which might also be known as 'parade' or 'bearing' swords.

There are a number of weapons that were possessed by the Vikings and similar cultures that were highly decorated and also lacked some of the characteristics of weapons used in war. It is thought that these weapons represented status, e.g. Mammen and Trelleborg axes.