By XianElle San Juan of 3C
By XianElle San
Juan of 3C
You are at a medieval play. You see knights,
damsels in distress and especially, swords. As you
go through this power point every opinion you
have about swords will change. When were swords
made? How did they work? Have you ever
wondered these questions? Well, time to find out in
THE HISTORY OF SWORDS.
Swords were weapons made for combat but soon
became part of culture for many regions. In the
swords time (Bronze age -Medieval ages) they
were important for combat, culture and
entertainment. Swords evolved to get better and
easier. Swords change from a variety of metals,
materials and design through out the years. Even
though years have passed swords are still used in
culture, entertainment and are seen in museums
through out the world.
In the late 3rd millennium BC, swords evolved
from daggers when longer blades were available.
Some people considered these daggers with longer
blades not the real ancestors of swords. These
swords were made with bronze material and with
problems. The tensile strength contained within
the blade could easily be worn out within use and
the longer the blade the sooner it would bend.
Soon, using iron became ordinary starting from the
13th century BC because bronze was not being
produced as much as before. Iron had the asset of
more production thanks to the broad availability
of the basic material. Although they could still
bend in use its advantage of faster production
made it easier to equip armies with iron.
LATE MIDDLE AGES AND
In the Middle ages swords
were improved and were
commonly used by males
to attack and defend
during combat. During the
16th and 17th centuries
Damascus steel became the
more preferred choice
when choosing the metal
for sword making.
Around 1300 to 1500 sword
designs changed more and
As the reign of swords continued to end the use
of the weapon decreased regularly, and soon its
use was stopped in weeks. We then switched to
armed mechanisms and guns.
I think swords will still be on display but
considered very precious because they were made
a very long time age.
My dad’s idea is that swords will be brought back
as light sabers from Star Wars. I disagree with
him because swords have already had their time.
I think that, instead, a new weapon will be
created or guns will be improved.
Medieval- the Middle ages.
Blade- the part of the sword that cuts
Daggers- knife like weapons
Bronze- a type of metal
Iron- a type of metal
Damascus steel- Steel with a pattern on it.
Rapidly- To change quickly