An illustration of the Mohammedan emblems.

Mohammedan Emblem

An illustration of the Mohammedan emblems.

Illustration of Paul, kneeling on one knee in the city streets, head bowed, awaiting execution. A man in a short tunic and head wrap is raising his sword above Paul's head. A man in a robe stands nearby with his hand over his mouth. Another man stands in the background, holding a scroll and a staff. Two soldiers are standing in the background.

Paul is Beheaded at Rome by the Order of Emperor Nero

Illustration of Paul, kneeling on one knee in the city streets, head bowed, awaiting execution. A man…

Pirate carving name into a tree trunk.

Pirates

Pirate carving name into a tree trunk.

"POMMELLED. The pommel of the sword is the round ball or knob at the end of the hilt of a sword." -Hall, 1862

Pommelled

"POMMELLED. The pommel of the sword is the round ball or knob at the end of the hilt of a sword." -Hall,…

Illustration of Pope Leo, dressed in full papal costume and holding the primatial cross, approaches Attila the Hun. Several clergy follow behind Leo, one carrying the cross of Christ. Attila bows slightly. He is wearing a crown and carrying a sword. His army follows behind. The face of a horse is visible. God, carrying a sword, floats in a cloud over the scene.

Pope Leo the Great Approaches Attila, King of the Huns, on the Battlefield

Illustration of Pope Leo, dressed in full papal costume and holding the primatial cross, approaches…

English regalia

English regalia

English regalia

In rendering honors with the troops officers execute the first motion of the salute at the command <em>present</em>, the second motion at the command <em>arms</em>; enlisted men with the saber execute the first motion at the command <em>arms</em> and omit the second motion." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Rendering honors

In rendering honors with the troops officers execute the first motion of the salute at the command present,…

"When arms are brought to the order the officers or enlisted men with the saber drawn <em>order saber</em>." — Moss, 1914

Drawn Saber

"When arms are brought to the order the officers or enlisted men with the saber drawn order saber."…

"In marching in double time the saber is carried diagonally across the breast, edge to the front; the left hand steadies the scabbard." — Moss, 1914

Marching with Saber

"In marching in double time the saber is carried diagonally across the breast, edge to the front; the…

An officer facing forward, with a saber.

Officer with Saber

An officer facing forward, with a saber.

"On foot the scabbard is carried hooked up." — Moss, 1914

Sheathed Saber

"On foot the scabbard is carried hooked up." — Moss, 1914

The sabre is type of sword that has a single blade. This sabre is a cavalry dress sword that is curved and made out of steel. It is engraved with scenes of cavalry men with their horses.

Sabre

The sabre is type of sword that has a single blade. This sabre is a cavalry dress sword that is curved…

Saxon military costume

Saxon Military Costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon military costume

Saxon Military Costume

Saxon military costume

Illustration including one large shield from the first half of the 13th century, bearing a decorative cross. It also includes two men having a sword fight. The man on the left is wearing a shield from the close of the 14th century, while the man on the right uses a shield from the close of the 13th century. The man on the right is on horseback. Both men have their swords raised and are wearing full armor.

Medieval Shields from the 13th and 14th Centuries

Illustration including one large shield from the first half of the 13th century, bearing a decorative…

In Norse mythology, Siegfried is a brave young man who is raised by the dwarf, Regin. He decides that he wants to do something important and goes into the cave where the dragon lives. He battles and slays the dragon.

Siegfried Slays the Dragon

In Norse mythology, Siegfried is a brave young man who is raised by the dwarf, Regin. He decides that…

Sigmund, the son of Volsung, lived in a castle with a giant oak tree growing out of it. A disguised Odin thrusts a powerful sword in the oak and says that whoever can pull it out will be able to keep the mighty sword. No grown men could pull it out, but young Sigmund pulls it out with ease.

Sigmund and the Oak Tree

Sigmund, the son of Volsung, lived in a castle with a giant oak tree growing out of it. A disguised…

"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric sword had generally a straight, two-edged blade, rather broad, and nearly of equal width from hilt to point." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Greek soldier

"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric…

An ancient Greek soldier.

Greek soldier

An ancient Greek soldier.

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth colony.

Standish's Sword and Musket Barrel

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims…

Battle between Confederate and Union forces at Sudley Church.

Sherman's Brigade at Sudley Church

Battle between Confederate and Union forces at Sudley Church.

An offensive weapon having a long, strong, and usually harp-pointed blade, for cutting or thrusting.

Sword

An offensive weapon having a long, strong, and usually harp-pointed blade, for cutting or thrusting.

The sword of Miles Standish. Miles Standish was a soldier hired by the Pilgrims to be their military advisor.

Sword

The sword of Miles Standish. Miles Standish was a soldier hired by the Pilgrims to be their military…

A sword is a long-edged piece of metal, used as a cutting, thrusting weapon.

Sword

A sword is a long-edged piece of metal, used as a cutting, thrusting weapon.

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

Sword and axe

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

Sword and constitution

Sword and Constitution

Sword and constitution

A sword and scabbard from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

Bronze Age Sword and Scabbard

A sword and scabbard from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

Sword Hilted

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

The swordfish is found in every part of the Mediterranean Sea. Its "sword" is an elongation of the upper jaw, of great strength.

Swordfish

The swordfish is found in every part of the Mediterranean Sea. Its "sword" is an elongation of the upper…

Three swords from the Bronze age, each with different handles. Not drawn to scale.

Bronze Age Swords

Three swords from the Bronze age, each with different handles. Not drawn to scale.

"And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt." Exodus 12:13 ASV
<p>Illustration of the angel of death passing by the door of an Israelite home. The door is marked on the top side with the smeared blood of an unblemished lamb. The angel hovers over the ground and carries a sword in his right hand. Inside the house, a family can be seen gathered around the table with the slaughtered lamb on it. They are observing the first Passover. Behind the angel, a child lies dead in the street. Two obelisks and a pyramid are in the background.

The Death Angel Passes Over an Israelite Door Marked with the Blood of a Lamb

"And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I…

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

George Washington's sword and belt

George Washington's Sword

George Washington's sword and belt