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Advantages of long sword

A long sword might lack the swinging power and the swiftness of the curved sword however it has other applications and advantages. A longer reach and thrusting ability is one of many advantages of the long sword. It is proven that a thrusting stab is lot harder to defend against. The long sword inflicts a […]

August 10, 2012 Blog Tags: , , , , ,

What is the advantage of a curved sword?

Why would the Crusaders have preferred straight swords while the Arabs and Turkish armies of the same period preferred scimitars? We know for a fact that the mechanics of the sword has a direct relation to its geometry. In curved blades the angle of the approach or the point of contact on the blade is […]

July 29, 2012 Blog Tags: , , , ,

Analysing and comparing the long sword and curved sword in a battle

Holding a long straight sword on a horse back charging fast toward your opponent, the window of striking the sword with its maximum and effective power is very small. The sword has to land with maximum blade contact. Assuming you are a highly skill swordsman and you make that small window, by the time the […]

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