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7-13-2009 @ 9:24PM
I thought I read somewhere that, historically speaking, only the top third of a broadsword or hand-and-a-half sword was actually sharp and meant for cutting and stabbing. The other two-thirds were for blocking and crushing bone. Interestingly, most two-handers were wielded with only one hand on the actual grip. The other hand was placed just above the cross guard on the dull part of the blade. This allowed them to have better control of the weapon.
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