Could you pronounce this weapon's name out for us phonetically.
Can you share any history with respect to this design?
A hilt biased sword seems to me to have the advantage in most combat situations. It is a wonderful looking piece of work.
Until I read more about it and study the period in time and political and geograpical background against it was set, my comments would lack any real insight.
Generally, as some do, but none on any recent threads, folk wait in ambush for what you say, then, if they can find anything in the thread to criticize, they will make their critiques, them more or less fade to gray while the Moderator pieces 5 or 6 pages of explanation to bail himself out, even if the targetted comment was not particularly central to the thread criticized.
One was "Phyrric Danse-Euro Kata?"----first came the wave of "i got i got it, Phyruss was a Macedonian King"
The name came from that!!!
Well, the tag existed prior and I will not turn Hugh's thread aside.
Without any research: was this design the product Rennaisance times and Machiavellian Italy?
Was it a common design. Would it's us have ben a favored one by the Condotierri?
Did its expense of production limit its usage?
If it did, what type of short weapons would have seem use for similar purposes among the 'rank and file".
Thanks for the insights
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