|Short Sword File:Short Sword.png|
|Age Available||Bronze Age|
|Cost|| 120 Food,|
|Stats||Lets the player train Short Swordsman|
The Short Sword is an upgrade in Age of Empires that is researched at the Barracks. Once researched, there will be new slot where a player can train the Short Swordsman. Notice that Axemen are not upgraded once this technology is researched.
Once the Short Sword technology is researched, the Broad Sword technology will be available immediately for research to most civilizations.