'Slaughter Swords'

Came across this article about two handed swords and found it really interesting; in particular it has some great notes on the weight of surviving historic blades, which are surprisingly light and maneuverable.

I appreciate that as LARPers the historical side is not necessary or even interesting to many people, but it intrigued me to think that the weapons a lot of League players are using would have been so much more maneuverable than often thought. For my own part I have often felt a bit daft moving my greatsword around at speed, but maybe that isn’t as unrealistic as I had thought.

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