King Arthur draws the sword from the stone.

King Arthur

King Arthur draws the sword from the stone.

This banner contains an image of flowers, vines and flags placed in the center.

Banner

This banner contains an image of flowers, vines and flags placed in the center.

A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge.

Broadsword

A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge.

Norman ship from the Bayeux Tapestry.

Norse Weapons

Norman ship from the Bayeux Tapestry.

A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and a little curved toward the point; a cavalry sword.

Saber

A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and a little curved toward the point; a cavalry…

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.

A collection of military swords crossed over one another.

Swords

A collection of military swords crossed over one another.

An illustration of two swords crossed.

Swords Crossed

An illustration of two swords crossed.

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.

"See here three men engaged in mortal strife; / Two fell assassins seek the lone man's life, / But he, with skill, wards off the murderous blow, / Wielding his sword they cannot him o'erthrow: / But ah! at this, his time of utmost need, / His sword is broke - thus 'tis so decreed: / Poor man! he can defend himself no more, / His life is taken, and the conflict's o'er."—Barber, 1857

The Worth of a Thing is Known by the Want of It

"See here three men engaged in mortal strife; / Two fell assassins seek the lone man's life, / But he,…

Two boys walking together looking at a boy speaking, standing near ducks.

Three Boys

Two boys walking together looking at a boy speaking, standing near ducks.