In a 14th or 15th century pitched fight, for example, the edge of the blade might not matter all that much, since basically what you were trying to do was penetrate the armor by using the sword more like a spear, or else bashing and denting it like you would with a hammer.
As armor became less relevant, after the invention of firearms, longswords are used more for quick thrusting attacks like you might see in modern fencing. For more on thrusting vs. The natural tendency of most people ancient barbarians included is to handle their weapons overhead, like you would a club or axe, by raising it first and then swinging it down onto the opponent with gravity to assist.
The idea is to immobilize the enemy by wounding the legs and lower torso, or in a best case scenario to sever the femoral artery at the groin, which will then drain body of all its blood in about 3 minutes. Deadly The sword that conquered Europe http: J's progress thread Art Terms: Etymologies of Interest The best Nietzsche quotes.
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What is this thing that you put a sword in called? It's called a scabbard or sheath: Chris M 1, 1 8. Which one would you prefer and why? Scabbard is the technical term specifically meaning ' a sheath for a sword or bladed weapon.
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I would prefer scabbard as that has a very particular meaning. The word sheath has other meanings, one of which is "condom". I was suggesting that you edit your answer to include more explanation than simply linking a dictionary definition.