Genealogy Projects tagged with Swords on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Killed in a duel

    A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two individuals, with matched weapons in accordance with agreed-upon rules. notes From Wikipedia In Western society, the formal concept of a duel developed out of the mediaeval judicial duel and older pre-Christian practices such as the Viking Age holmgang. During the early Renaissance, dueling established the status of a respectable ge...

  • Cutlers (knife makers)

    From Old English Occupations : CUTLER Knife seller or sharpener  From Wikipedia The first documented use of the term "cutler" in Sheffield [Yorkshire, England] appeared in a 1297 tax return. A Sheffield knife was listed in the King's possession in the Tower of London fifty years later. Several knives dating from the 14th century are on display at the Cutlers' Hall in Sheffield . Cutlery...

  • Bladesmiths

    Bladesmiths Please add Geni profiles of those who practiced the craft of Bladesmithing . Profiles must be set to public. Project collaborators, please add resource information. Bladesmithing is the art of making knives, swords, daggers and other blades using a forge, hammer, anvil, and other smithing tools. Bladesmiths employ a variety of metalworking techniques similar to those used by bla...