What is this weapon called?

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  1. rad.noire

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    hi, i have been wondered what this weapon called or the type of this weapon name:

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    is this double edged sword, two sided blade, two edged knife, two pointed knife or what?
    i want to make this weapon as a type on my game but i don't know what it's called.
     
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    A quick search did not reveal a real-world analogue, but I would call it double-bladed or double-pointed, as double-edged is a reference to a sword whose blade has two sharp sides (like most western medieval swords) vs. a single-edged sword like a katana, scimitar, or cutlass.
     
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    One of my favorite games, Phantasy Star Online, called it a double saber, twin brand, etc. Would probably get confusing if you're including twin swords as in dual weilding as a single equip weapon.
     
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    A google image search shows that the original uploader called it double scimitar or twin blade
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    You have leeway with this - it's not typically recognized as a real-world weapon so you can invent your own wording for it. The main character of Chrono Cross wielded one of these - his was called a "swallow". The Star Wars lightsaber variant usually just calls it a "double-bladed" saber. Pick whatever terminology seems right for you, but keep it consistent and, as said, avoid "double-edged" as that means something else. :kaoswt2:
     
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    @Llareian @Low it's more like a vajra to me but with sharp edge, i wonder what it will be called by a real weaponsmith in real life. i will call it Twinblade anyway.
    @gub i agree with they called it Twinblade, but double scimitar is more like a bigger version of this weapon.
    @Rhaeami ah, i see you're a man of culture as well. Chrono Cross is one of the best game i played back then. but if i remember, the "Swallow" weapon is pretty big, like a cudgel or rod sized, while the weapon above is sized such as baton. and in the Star Wars is pretty long sized too, like a combination of two lightsaber. and yeah double-edged is more into two sharp side of a sword.
     
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    @rad.noire It's actually kinda hard to tell how big the picture is. If we're really looking at more of a dagger than a sword, as it were, then I honestly don't even remember ever seeing anything like that. :kaomad2:
     
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    @Rhaeami yeah i was wrong with that picture, after i cross checked again, some website which make some weapon display said "This double blade fantasy sword features two single blades that twist apart to double the effectiveness of these 7" long blades with detailed guard and pommel. 14" overall each dagger."
    which mean it's about 28" tall or 71 cm, and that is a size of a pole. but somehow, what i remember correctly, there is a movie or game, i forget what it's name, the Hero (or heroine) using this weapon but in smaller size, they used it like they holding a Vajra in each hand. derp, sometimes my brain could misinterpret things as a whole.
     
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    OH! It's a Short Swallow! XD
     
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    That were actually oars. :kaoblush:
     
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    Looks like some sort of glaive.
     
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    @Pierman Walter but the way it used is like when using a pole or cudgel, more into slashing/bashing rather than stabby stabby, i think
     
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    Looks more like "two daggers glued together at each end" :mrsatan:
     
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