Antique and Vintage Swords

The words "sword" and "saber" are sometimes used interchangeably, but the blades are different in design and purpose. Swords tend to be straight, and often have sharpened edges on two sides. Sabers, or sabres, are curved weapons whose convex, or outside, edges are meant for slashing—picture a soldier in the Civil War riding into battle on a horse. Beyond these two general categories, swords are described in European countries as rapiers,...Continue Reading