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Arming sword

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  1. the single handed cruciform sword of the High Middle Ages, in common use between ca. 1000 and 1350, possibly remaining in rare use into 16th century

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  2. also sometimes called a knight's or knightly sword

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  3. Arming swords correspond to Oakeshott types XI, XII and XIII and are generally considered to be descendant from the migration period or Viking swords

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  4. A combination of the Oakeshott and Peterson Typologies shows a chronological progression from the Viking sword to the "transitional sword", which incorporated elements of both Viking and arming swords

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  5. The "transitional sword" continued to evolve into to the presently defined arming sword

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