bilbo (was P & Q)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Apr 23 11:25:28 UTC 2009

I know it as a type of Spanish sword or sword blade -- a two-edged
short sword. I've seen it on the labels of a couple of swords hanging
in HAM.

---Amy W.

>What the heck does that last line mean?
>And what's the history of the name "Bilbo"? Aside from the
>once-notorious Senator and the famous Mr. Baggins, that is.
>Mark Mandel

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