Now some countries sell Axes or Spears instead of Swords. The Sword is the "balanced" weapon. Compared to it, a Spear gives you more Defense and less Offense, while the Axe gives you more Offense but less Defense.
The Dagger also has a more powerful version, the Mace: it increases your offense and reduces your defense.
The Buckler has a more powerful version, the Shield: it increases your defense and reduces your offense.