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Paul Watson




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PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject: Waisted Grips         Reply with quote

Why do some swords have severely waisted and faceted grips as opposed to simpler round or oval grips. Was this a stylisitc issue or one of practicality for fencing styles. If so what benefit do these waisted grips impart to the swrodsman (or swordswoman).

What type of swords could be expected to have these grips. I am only aware of various forms of Oakshott's XVIII's.

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oakeshott discusses grips in his various articles. You can read about some of it in our article about him.

http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_oakeshott.html

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