A sword is a popular melee weapon, designed for either stabbing or cutting. It is able to be used in both assault and defence and is thus utilised by multiple armed forces. To possess skill with one is known as Swordsmanship.
Types of SwordEdit
The Xiphos is the most commonly appearing sword, possessing a long straight double edged blade, making it ideal for stabbing. It is the same sort of sword that Jason, Hercules and Pythagoras own and often wield.
The Makhaira is a rarer type sword, possessing a scythe like curved single edged blade. Said curve provides the sword with more force upon the swing, making it ideal for cutting and hacking. It is a weapon utilised by the Colchean army and by Telemon.