My understanding is that the semi-pointed tips started to show up around the beginning of the viking era and became gradually more popular as time progressed. Presumably one is better for tip cuts and the other for thrusts.
The swords would all be blade heavy, with the blades getting longer and thinner over time as metallurgy improved. They're cutting and chopping blades with some ability to thrust. Optimized for fighting with a large shield, and thus presumably mostly used offensively, they're often ill suited to the more agile and defensive techniques used in later periods when shields were no longer universal.
christain: "She's got le-e-gs, and she knows how to use them...."
Feb 25, 2020 15:25:36 GMT
christain: On the flip-side---" Roumor's spreadin' 'round ....'bout that Texas town. ".........ZZ is the ultimate band in my opinion. No one else makes me want to party like the TOP.
Feb 25, 2020 15:22:12 GMT
RufusScorpius: took my love, I took it down, Climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills,'Til the landslide brought me down
Feb 25, 2020 12:45:37 GMT
christain: "Just like the white winged dove.....".........
Feb 25, 2020 12:38:58 GMT
christain: I've got Stevie Nicks going 'round in my head. Been in love with her for years.
Feb 25, 2020 12:36:57 GMT
RufusScorpius: Anybody else have "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac going 'round in their head as an earworm?
Feb 25, 2020 11:57:34 GMT
Scott: My work has been very quiet lately. Things will pick up when the landslide is cleared away though.
Feb 24, 2020 22:34:12 GMT
RufusScorpius: My work picked up so I have LESS time for fun stuff. Shoot, I had to go all the way to Germany just so I could spar a little bit.
Feb 24, 2020 14:49:20 GMT
christain: My work will be picking up soon with more hours...so, more money. I'll eventually be adding a couple of swords and a helmet or two. Heck...I've still got projects to finish before I buy anything else.
Feb 24, 2020 12:27:06 GMT
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