Blade dating

Era Dates Characteristics Examples
Early Bronze Age c. 3300-2100 BCE Flat, triangular blades; tanged or leaf-shaped; often made of copper or bronze; used for cutting and piercing Copper flat axe
Middle Bronze Age c. 2100-1600 BCE More sophisticated blades; often made of bronze or tin; used for a variety of purposes, including warfare, hunting, and agriculture Bronze sword
Late Bronze Age c. 1600-1200 BCE Iron blades become more common; bronze blades continue to be used; blades become more specialized, with different types for different purposes Iron Age swords
Iron Age c. 1200-500 BCE Iron blades become the dominant type; blades become even more specialized, with different types for different purposes Iron spearhead
Material Characteristics Examples
Copper Soft and malleable; easy to work with; often used for early blades Copper axe
Bronze Harder and more durable than copper; often used for later blades Bronze sword
Iron Iron Age swords
Steel Harder and more durable than iron; often used for modern blades Zero Tolerance 0350 folding knife
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