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During the late Middle Ages to Renaissance
Dec 05, 2016

14 to the 16th century, with the change of armor, new swords appear more and more frequently. The main change is the sword hilt and blade extended both hands the sword appear. In the 15th century, the two-handed sword is called Langes Schwert (German) or spadone (Italy), meaning sword. Sword because of its range and the spines and cutting ability, becoming more and more popular. 15 to 16th century, there is plenty of fighting manual describes how to use two-handed swords. Another change is the emergence of specialized sword against armor. Weak armor is attached metal plate where these places are connected with rope or leather, sword can easily be pierced without bombs fly. So the sword is all the rage. In 16th century, Germanic sword Doppelh ä nder (now renamed Zweih ä nder, which means using both hands) terminated the growth tendency of swords (mainly due to the armor of the recession and the rise of light firearms), early medieval prevalent one-handed sword popular again.

Is the most popular of the period, the highest, best time in melee combat and sword in the war's decisive role as technology advances and recessions. However, the sword is still the best choice for people to defend themselves. Because in the Ming dynasty of China against Japan pirates appeared Japan knife manufacture a range of Japanese-like knife with seedlings knife. And when the Chinese almost a double-edged sword as a self-defense weapon, and are almost on knife used in battlefield.