Horace Altman carrying a Cavalry sword

The cavalry sword is the main hand-to-hand weapon of the knights and men-at-arms of the Araluen Army and several other armies.


The cavalry sword is the primary hand-to-hand, close-quarters-combat weapon of the men-at-arms and knights of the Araluen Army. It is a long sword, presumably about a meter long with a double-edged blade. It also has a sharp point which is used for stabbing. As such, it is equally suited to the cut and the thrust, and is thus a very versatile weapon. It normally has a hilt designed to allow both a one-handed and a two-handed grip. Thus, it could be considered a hand-and-a-half sword. All in all, it is a very powerful and deadly weapon.