Hints & Solutions Edit

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Hint 1:
If one item is a musical instrument, the other must be a weapon.
Hint 2:
A quick Dictionary dot com search should provide most of the answers.
Hint 3:
The Clavicembalo is a musical instrument and the Pappenheimer is a weapon.
Hint 4:
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The Solution:
1. Badelaire
2. Hand-and-a-half

3. Spitfrog
4. Shotel
5. Wakizashi
6. Whinyard
7. Estoc
8. Tranchefer
9. Pappenheimer
10. Schiavone
11. Bilbo Baggins

The middle sword (your Keyword), when ordered alphabetically, is "Schiavone".