Steel short sword

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Steel short sword
Steel short sword.jpg
Image Source: Doug Fogg Custom Knives
Object typeWeapons
Skill usedManufacturing weapons
Time1 day(s)
Objectssteel short sword blade
Toolsbronze or steel peen hammer
Machinesbronze or iron anvil
Rot and repair
Rot4 points per day
21 points per day of use
Repair200 points per hour
Holdable object
General properties
Weight110 grams

Description and uses

Real-life context

"Short sword is a term descriptive of the size of sword rather than a particular type of sword itself (and contrary to what folks tell themselves, size does matter). The term short sword didn’t become commonly popular until the early middle ages when the standard sword length grew. A short sword is generally any bladed weapon longer than a dagger but shorter than a longsword. For example, the Roman gladius and Greek kopis are referred to as short swords but both have particular names of their own. Throughout history, short swords have been popular as both primary weapons and back-up weapons. Warriors not quite strong enough to wield a large sword carried them; the lighter weight of the weapon made it very effective in a close quarters melee. Spearmen and archers often carried short swords as a secondary weapon, should they have to close with and fight their opponents." - [1]