A bladed weapon that was intended for slashing and thrusting, no longer than a knife or a dagger. Swords are defined in different manners depending on the history and geographical area. Swords have been single-handedly used as the weapon of offense and defense. Over the time as the use of swords has declined, people still look for swords, either as collectibles, where medieval and historical swords are more popular, and for practices, where the battle-ready and wooden swords are most popular. There are people who look for anime swords or samurai swords for their fetishes of cosplaying and LARPing. So, it can be safely stated that the use of swords has evolved from lethal to nonlethal because the desire for acquiring swords has long since been recognized!