Spare Parts - Swords
The sword by contrast is a long straight weapon. It can be used in a slashing motion but is primarily designed to be used as a thrusting weapon.
This is a much more common weapon and was the main armament for the Heavy Cavalry in the 19th century, spanning the Napoleonic Period, the Crimea etc.
The Heavy Cavalry were trained to use this as a thrusting weapon and only the point was sharpened.