Welcome to Bladesource!

Bladesource is a website designed specifically for students and researchers interested in the topic of deadly blades. We include a list of many different blades, from the plain and mundane, to the exotic. For each of the three major categories of blades that we offer is a description of each blade's design, function, and usually an image of the blade.

Our intent here at bladesource is to give you a definitive and yet interesting guide to bladed weapons used throughout history and the blades we use today. Each blade in the Asian and European lists will have a short history of how it was used, who used it, and its relative efficiency of use. The blades in the Modern list will have a description and an image.