So, this is the place where I ramble about whatever the hell I want to. Because it's my place. Not yours. That does not mean your opinions are not valid, it just means that I don't necessarily have to pay attention to them. In addition, I reserve the right to be an absolute turd when the need arises. Not often, but it happens.
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Just not often.
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hotweiners asked: Depends on the sword actually. Some longswords are only sharp around 6 inches to the tip for stabbing while the rest is blunt. Some also have leather hafts at the base of the blade for gripping above the guard
Anonymous asked you:Weren’t there broadswords that had a section that wasn’t razor sharp so they could bonk people on the head with the handle? Just a lead on question from that post. It seems really impractical and hard to believe.idk i wasn’t looking at longswords—just a few pics of various people holding shorter, older viking swords, gripping around the blade tightly around the middle of it and for some reason one lady holding near the tip, thats why i thought it looked odd/impracticaledit: apparently the increase of the “blunt” bit of the longsword was to make it stronger and thus more effective against the heavy plate armour that became popular, because slashing became less efficient and stabbing/thrusting became the name of the game. Plus the cutting edge/foible was week so only having it on a small area would make more sense, however i’m not? really seeing anything about this in other types of swords from different periods, but i could be wrong
There were, in fact, many swords that were only sharpened on the last about 1/3 of the blade. Most of them were either hand and a half or two handed swords, but it can also be seen in later rapier examples.
The blunted area was used as a source of strength, but the whole “bonking on the head” thing is true, too. The pommels were often fairly heavy, and could be used as clubs if an opponent came too close to get a good cutting/shopping swing in. The pommel was also used as a club to bash in a person’s head if they were on the ground - saving the sharp point was kind of important
The blunted area was also used as a grip and a place to block incoming blows. With the larger swords, there was no shield (if you wanted any control on the blade), so the edge was used instead.
The sword could also be turned around if the tip broke off, or if the cutting edge became blunt. It could be used as a club (again) or as a sort of grappling hook to try to disarm an opponent.
Ok now I’m fucking unhappy. WP scumbag is now including, on his ads to recruit people to a private forum, people who “won’t balk at the Jewish question”.
I’m not certain whether that crosses Tumblr’s protocol lines yet. He’s smart enough to not outright state anything that is a call to violence, but he’s clearly trying to organize a bunch of racist and antisemetic people together.
I don’t think it’s enough to turn him in just yet. Unfortunately.
There’s a pretty reasonable chance that one day I’ll be found dead in my bed because I shrugged off the symptoms of whatever ends up killing me as not different enough to warrant immediate medical attention.