I am less interested in weapons that are strictly military in nature such as the enormous variety of cavalry sabers of western Europe.  Nevertheless, from time to time I have picked up a few pieces that have caught my interest.  These are listed here.  It is certainly true that many other pieces in my collection have been used as military weapons, but they are typically also used for agriculture or other domestic needs and/or are not issued to a standing army. Furthermore, unlike most ethnographic weapons, military swords are typically not handmade.  I agree the criteria are vague, but I wanted to have this page as a spot where people who are primarily interested in militaria could find items that may be of special interest to them.