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Jul 30 2012, 7:59am

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Cross guards [In reply to] Can't Post

are a complex subject. I have seen knowledgable people comment on both sides of the argument as to the effectiveness of a simple cruciform guards role in protecting the hand from an opponents sword.

I think Herugrim in the movies is fine in this respect but where they did stuff up the Rohirrim sword designs was that the blades were too short for cavalry weapons meant to depict the influences Tolkien wanted for these people. I think Herugrim had a 27 inch blade whereas it should have been about 32 to 35 inches as single handed medieval cavalry blades tended to approach the length of those seen on shorter longswords.

(This post was edited by ElendilTheShort on Jul 30 2012, 8:03am)

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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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