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I am looking for the proper name of the sword in the image below. I was not sure which stack exchange site to post this on so I put it here, figuring it was a type of medieval weaponry, if an obscure one.

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    It looks to be a fantasia double headed version of the early modern war pick or horsemans pick or war hammer with pick head. Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 1:20
  • What about the long bladed part leading up to the pick though? It looks like some type of sword, to me at least.
    – Layla
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 1:23
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    A FANTASY thing vaguely resembling a weird kind of axe. It's the first time I see a book being used as add-on armor on a pauldron.
    – Jos
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 1:59
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it asks for the identification of an artists fantasy. Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 6:35

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It's probably something someone just made up. There is something similar, but I couldn't find a name for it. It was made in Liberia. Here's a hyperlink to the image from the Spencer Museum of Art.

Update: Commenter justCal referred to it as a kuba sword. Google search confirms.

Spencer Museum of Art

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    You will find this style weapon often listed as a kuba sword.
    – justCal
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 4:26
  • See also this semi-related question on SciFi.SE about L-shape swords in a particularly popular fantasy work.
    – TylerH
    Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 20:22

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