Anatomy of the Sword

Please note: This page does not contain information on Japanese swords.  That would require a page all to itself!  And there is such a page on the Net.  Go to the Japanese Sword Index for information on Japanese swords, blades, hilts, etc.

Anatomy of the Blade

Anatomy of the Hilt

Anatomy of the Scabbard

Information is from Sword Terminology


A broadsword blade and hilt

Two European swords


A rapier blade, sheath, and hilt

A saber and sheath

A Japanese sword blade

Mounting of a Japanese sword