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Development and History of swords:
The history and the development of the sabers:
In the ancient time the sabers were made and used to cutting and protecting themselves.
At that time, the materials of sabers are stone, quartz, flint, even obsidian,
Well, hark back to the subject, stone swords were widely used at that time, and the next is the Bronze Age,
in this period, a metal called bronze become the main material of the sabers,
in fact, the bronze is the mixture of copper, lead and tin. Compare to the stones, the hardness of bronze is much higher than stones, but better limberness. So it make the fabrication of sword easier. But, because of the quality of bronze is not so good that it’s easy to be stumped. For this reason, the bronze swords were not really popular at that time.
Hurry! Now, the world finally stepped in to the next age: iron age! Yes, since the Han Dynasty, iron smelting had an sharp development, the hardness of iron reach to 7-- much harder than the bronze or stones, also higher toughness, so they weren’t so easy to be bent. A famous sword called Tang Xi Sword, even can bend to 90 degrees but remain intact.
Well, this is the last development stage of the sword, steal were used as the main material of words, the samurai swords were the most famous sample at that time, up yo now days, the steal still be used as the most popular material of swords.
Since the bronze age, the sword was used as one of the most important things which used to manifest people’s status. In fact, the manufacturing process of sword was the most difficult in the ancient time. Because of this, only the people who had a high status can own a fancy sword. But after the Zhou Dynasty, the production of sword become easier, and the sword become more and more popular. In East Han Dynasty, the iron became the new materials of swords, it make the swords had higher hardness and tenacity. Unfortunately, the usage of sword in war become less and less, at the end of the Han dynasty, the swords ever hardly used in war. But, it doesn’t means that swords became useless in China, up to now, swords is one of the most valuable collectors. All in all, the swords never lost its status among the people.
In western countries, swords were widely equipped by the knights in middle ages, at that time, the swords even as important as a person’s life, believe or not, from the knight regulations in middle ages, there was one rule that"if a knight is caught, his sword can never be his ransoms " Compare with us, Western people took swords as a kind of really important weapon in a long time, for example, the Aztecs even kept using a kind of strange sword made of obsidian, a kind of mine with the hardness almost equal to bronze up to 17th century, we call it ‘Maquahuitl’. Until the powder gun was invented, swords played a decisive role in almost every fights, every battles, every wars.
Do some supplement, Japan also played a very important role on the history of sword--one of the most famous sword in the world--Japanese katanas. It usually made of Jade steel, although its hardness even less than iron, but its formidable force even much higher than the normal iron sword. In the Second World War, some crazy Japanese even may held their samurai swords and run towards to their enemies if the ran out of their mammal.
In China, swords just be used as a kind of weapon before 220 A.D, because of this, swords even had no influence on any professions in China, even so, there were still some people who were called ‘swordsman’ in the past: they took swords as their weapons, they dug into swordsmanship for a long time, and Comprehended their own fencing, however, the ‘swordsman’ can’t be seemed as a profession.
But in Europe, sword shad an really huge influence in a long age because that swords had an really important status in Western history. Knights, soldiers, bodyguard, even assassinators. And the knights had the closest combine with the knights, in the middle ages, if a people became a knight, he would always be conferred a sharp sword as his weapon forever. In nature, ever since the swords was taken placed by firearms, the knights disappeared gradually.
Here, I still see Japan as a special example. Although the his history of Japanese katanas never longer than the history of Chinese swords, but before the ending of the Second World War, almost every Japanese could be called as samurais. And their standard facilities are katanas, and a kind of short saber. What is the short saber used to? Well... According to the expressions of Japanese soldiers and the rules in bushido, this short saber was used to paunch themselves when they lost their fight... Oh, so glory.
Hum... It,s hard to say, but with Eddy’s help, I still got some.
In the ancient time, the material of swords are bronze and iron. And bronze is the mixture of copper, lead and tin, to mine them, it caused serious environment problem. It’s normal, because mining engineering always cause pollution, isn’t it? Especially the lead,as we all know, lead is kind of metal with high virulence, so, the exploitation of lead will cause even more terrible pollution than copper or tin.
After the iron was used to forge swords, the swords became more vogue no matter among the people or government, it makes the development mining even more popular and more pollution. Especially the backward iron manufacturing harmed the condition more seriously. After the 220 A.D, the swords in China were hardly used on army, since then, the quality requirements of swords became not so strict as before, so swords caused less detriment to environment. But in Europe, before 14th century 30s, the swords still equipped buy armies, so the pollution from mining was never stopped, but at that time, the iron manufacturing developed sharply, so the pollution from smelting. These days the iron manufacturing has been developed, and most of the swords are just used to view and admire instead of fighting, so the influence to environment from swords keeps decreasing.
Outwardly, the only way swords can make an difference on economic perhaps is their prices, well, it’s true, because as a kind of popular collector nowdays, the prices of swords exactly make an influence on economic, of course, just a little. The most important economical influence caused by swords was in the Europe, in middle ages. If a country owned better weapon than other countries, the safety of this country could be ensured, if a country became safe, then the economic in this country could be improved peacefully, and at that age, the quality of sword even could resolve the ending of a war. So maybe in the past, this was the most important way that swords influence the economic
th the hardness almost equal to bronze up to 17th century, we call it ‘Maquahuitl’. Until the powder gun was invented, swords played a decisive role in almost every fights, every battles, every wars.
But in Europe, sword shad an really huge influence in a long age because that swords had an really important status in Western history. Knights, soldiers, bodyguard, even assassinators. And the knights had the closest combine with the knights, in the middle ages, if a people became a knight, he would always be conferre