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Byzantine Paramerion Sword

  • General History
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Dating to the 4th Century AD, The Byzantine Paramerion Sword, was an experimental attempt at using a curved blade as a Cavalry weapon. As seen, the curving of the blade was important in later Cavalry warfare, allowing for more downward force to be created by a mounted Warrior – slashing downward from His saddle. With The Spathion (4-foot long straight blades used by Byzantine Cavalry in the 3rd Century AD), The Paramerion was a slightly curved flat blade. Around 34-inches in length and constructed from Copper-Steel alloy (forged), they featured a single edge, and had a ''false point'' Tip.

 

The Handles were open, with a simple Cross Bar for minimum protection to the hand. A Flat Pommel was included, made of Brass and used for blunt force trauma strikes. Eventually only regulated to ''special Units'' within The Byzantine Army, many attribute The Paramerion design to Middle Eastern and Indian Trade, with regards to The Khandra Sword and related Far East Blades.