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another sword question


Jul 27 2012, 10:27am

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I was looking through the thread on swords and something occurred to me. Theoden's sword was often cited as a favorite design but, to me, it looked more ceremonial than functional. I'm sure it was based on an actual weapon but it looks as if that rounded handguard would allow an opponent's sword to slide over, possibly inflicting some damage. I know there are a few people here with some knowledge of weapons and fighting styles. Any opinions?

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another sword question dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Jul 27 2012, 10:27am
    That seems to be a characteristic of all Rohan swords Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jul 27 2012, 2:01pm
    The hilt design is inspired by actual Viking swords... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 27 2012, 7:37pm
        Somewhere between Viking and Gladiator designs SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 27 2012, 8:46pm
            You are right... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 27 2012, 8:53pm
            good to know, thanks dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Jul 28 2012, 11:24am
                Cross guards ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Jul 30 2012, 7:59am


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