Top 10 melee weapons facts Selected as the most interesting among sport related questions in Sport quiz 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: Kasiaalloys facts » 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 history of Europe facts » 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 StillerMiddle Ages facts » 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: Ninjaifencing facts » 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: Ninjaisport facts » 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: Ninjaitechnology facts » 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: Ninjaiweapons facts » 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 ancient Rome facts » 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 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: Ninjaitechnology facts » Play sport quiz and see all the questions.