Melee weapons questions This is a list of recently added questions about melee weapons. Play melee weapons quiz and see all the questions. Which weapon does not match the others?Saber. The saber has a single-edged, curved blade similar to the other listed types of white weapons.However, there is a difference - there is an external arc of the blade in the saber sword. Meanwhile, all the others - see photo - have blades on the inside.Created by: Tschuka hard 51% yataghanyataghan246falcatafalcata309sabersaber1137kukrikukri523 What was the name of the short sword used by Roman legionaries?Gladius hispanic. A fully equipped Roman legionary after the reforms of Gaius Marius was armed with a shield (scutum), one or two javelins (pila), a sword (gladius), often a dagger (pugio), and, perhaps in the later empire period, darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, soldiers threw pila to disable the enemy's shields and disrupt enemy formations before engaging in close combat, for which they drew the gladius. A soldier generally led with the shield and thrust with the sword. All gladius types appear to have been suitable for cutting and chopping as well as thrustingCreated by: Tschuka average 61% PilumPilum1622SpathaSpatha1418Gladius hispanicGladius hispanic7591FalcataFalcata1681ancient Rome riddles » What was the typical weight of a longsword?From 1,2 to 1,6 kg. A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1,2 to 1,6 kg . Created by: Tschuka very hard 23% from 18 to 20 kgfrom 18 to 20 kg1067from 5 to 7 kgfrom 5 to 7 kg1374from 3 to 4 kgfrom 3 to 4 kg395from 1,2 to 1,6 kgfrom 1,2 to 1,6 kg885history of Europe riddles » Which type of fencing is the most similar to a duel?Épée. As the entire body is legal target, épée looks like a duel the most. In foil and sabre there are a number of stipulated rules and the target is limited. Created by: Ninjaivery hard 31% foilfoil1363épéeépée2338sabresabre1561all of themall of them2080fencing riddles » What is the shape of blades in fencing weapons?They're all different. Every fencing weapon has a different shape of blade. Épée is triangular, foil is quadrangular and sabre is rectangular.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 39% triangulartriangular2004ellipsoidalellipsoidal2839rectangularrectangular656they're all differentthey're all different3527sport riddles » For which fencing weapon this type of grip is not used?Sabre. French grip optimize hitting with the point of the sword (a 'thrust'), which is the only way to score a touch with a foil or épée. In sabre this grip would be uncomfortable, as cuts are used.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 30% sabresabre1929foilfoil1010épéeépée830it's used in all of themit's used in all of them2471technology riddles » Which weapon was formerly used in Europe at the fencing sparrings?Foil with its stipulated rules (such as priority of attack) was the only weapon used at sparrings. At the same time, in real duels an épée was used, and no such rules were observed. Hence, an experienced fencer could lose his life to a relatively weak opponent.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 30% épéeépée2576foilfoil2598sabresabre1102rapierrapier2194culture riddles » What is the target in foil?Torso. In fencing a target on the weapon used. In foil it's torso without arms or legs, in épée it's entire body and in sabre it's entire body above the waist, except the weapon hand.Created by: Ninjaihard 41% torsotorso3487entire bodyentire body1379entire body above the waistentire body above the waist2708head and hearthead and heart907sport riddles » What was halberd especially effective against?Mounted cavalry. Halberd was quite verstile in battle, but it was especially effective against cavalry. The hook opposite the axe head was used to pull horsemen to the ground. Its versatility made the halberd a court bodyguard weapon for centuries.Created by: Monica Stilleraverage 64% mounted cavalrymounted cavalry13358mobmob3059swordsmenswordsmen3587archersarchers772Middle Ages riddles » Which metal or alloy used in the Antiquity is the hardest?Bronze. Though bronze is generally harder than wrought iron, the Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age. This happened because iron was easier to find and easier to process.Created by: Kasiaaverage 60% bronzebronze18230wrought ironwrought iron9656coppercopper1539tintin888alloys riddles » Play sport quiz and see all the questions.