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  • "One-hander" (type of sword). Name of a scrolling shooter game released by Squaresoft for the PlayStation in 1997.

    November 12, 2007

  • There were PlayStations in 1997?!

    November 12, 2007

  • The original PlayStation was released in 1995.

    November 13, 2007

  • I've never heard of a "one-hander" sword, although I have heard of a bastard sword referred to as a "hand and a half" sword.

    November 13, 2007

  • I think it might just be a general description for a type of sword, and not any particular model. I don't really know for sure, as I am not a swordsmith nor a German speaker. The word/name just caught my eye when I was making my games list, as I remember a friend of mine used to play it. However, the einhänder in the game is a gun.

    November 14, 2007

  • Einhänder, means one-handed

    when fighting; without shield, dominant hand with weapon on the front, dominant foot on the front, exposing less body surface, a decent stance when facing/using piercing weapons etc.

    It's not a weapon, but the way you stand when using "poking" weapons, instead of "slashing" weapons (It's a crappy stance for slashing weapons as you can't generate enough momentum).

    October 24, 2009

  • As opposed to zweihander

    October 24, 2009