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    term for person who makes swords.

    Could some member/s tell me the term for a person who makes swords.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: term for person who makes swords.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Could some member/s tell me the term for a person who makes swords.

    Thanks in advance.
    A swordsmith.

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    Re: term for person who makes swords.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A swordsmith.
    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

    I cannot find the word 'swordsmith' in any of my dictionaries. Could you tell me where to look for the word?

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    Re: term for person who makes swords.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

    I cannot find the word 'swordsmith' in any of my dictionaries. Could you tell me where to look for the word?
    I haven't met the word BUT many English words are formed by putting together obvious roots in meaningful ways - so any English speaker would understand 'swordsmith'. If you want a more general word that will be in most dictionaries, use armourer (but that applies equally to things other than swords; an armourer would make spears and daggers too...)

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    Re: term for person who makes swords.

    I have always known it as "swordsmith" but after some research I have found the term "bladesmith" which refers to the maker of any bladed weapon.

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    #6

    Re: term for person who makes swords.

    Like Bhaisahab, I'd always known the word as swordsmith, and it is in use:
    Peter Johnsson Swordsmith
    Francis Boyd Swordsmith
    Last edited by Tdol; 15-Mar-2010 at 11:12.

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    Re: term for person who makes swords.

    And this gives an indication of how common it is: toledo swordsmith - Google Search

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