Swords

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The period of 1000 years in Europe between the 5th and 15th centuries was the time known as the Medieval Ages. During this time, most of Europe was under the control despotic feudal overlords, and the land was infested with pestilence and war. Living under the threat of invasions from foreigners, the people of Europe developed a different kind of weaponry. These weapons were found very useful to the Europeans, and devastated their enemies. These are the three weapons designed in the Medieval Ages: the dagger, the rapier, and the morning star. Appearing in the early 6th century, the dagger became a worldwide weapon. Ranging in sizes from 13 to 17 inches, the dagger was an arm auxiliary to the sword. Being the sword's accompaniment, the dagger would parry the attacks by the enemy's sword. In combat, the dagger's use was not only to parry but also to attack. The dagger's design of a sharp and lethal tip made it an essential weapon for stabbing rather than the sword's common use of slicing an d cutting. Also because of the dagger's thin but sturdy blade, it was a perfect weapon for piercing through

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