Mahne in war

Use of Mähne in war

Mähne is a double-bladed long sword that was used by the Imperial cavalry when horses were the choice of vehicle. Calvary couldn't defend the side opposite their sword hand. The horse's neck got in the way, preventing them from easily swinging their sword. Therefore, the twin sword, Mähne, was created. Even without swinging, the weight and thickness alone was enough to kill armored knights. Mähne was comprised of two large blades joined by a common hilt with an extending holder. It was stated in the manga that half of the sword was two meters long.

Alice's grandfather was an expert in using a Mähne, and she inherited it from him. Unlike him, she used it while standing on the ground, swinging it to generate the force to defeat Claymore I. She wore armored boots when she used the sword, which let her boost the blade with her foot to supplement her arm strength.

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Alice fighting using mahne

Alice fights Claymore I, using Mähne

Alice inherited her Mähne from her grandfather, who served in the war.

She is efficient with it and brings it along with her while facing the sewers refugee transporting mission. She carries it in a large wrapping case and uses it to fend off Claymore I from committing mass murder in the sewers. With Alice using her sword with deadly efficiency, even though she was tired, the vice-captain of Claymore I steps up to challenge her. He's able to avoid her attacks and lunges at her when she gets her sword stuck in the ground, but Alice does a spin and kicks the sword up with the heel of her shoe. This cuts through the vice-captain's mask and a subsequent slash finishes him off.


The word "Mähne" is German for "mane," such as that of a horse or lion.