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Alton Storey




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Feb, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Was Oakeshott Group I actually made for mail.         Reply with quote

I was looking back at some basic information on the Oakeshott topology and read something that didn't really make much sense:

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Group I, including Types X-XIV, consists of swords designed primarily to oppose mail. They typically feature wide, flat blades with lenticular cross-sections optimized for heavy-duty cutting.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding was the only ways to get through mail was either a dedicated piercing weapon popping open a link as it is thrust through, or serious blunt force. So, wouldn't Oakeshott Group I be dedicated to dealing with textile armor, and not ring mail?

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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Feb, 2018 9:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Easton's take -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVrYt5A3VyA

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Alton Storey




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Feb, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, that was kind of what I was thinking.
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