In article <8nefb9$3a...@nnrp1.deja.com>, USCM_Sulaco
<uscm_sul...@my-deja.com> wrote:Where is it from? What year is it? How is it so "obvious" that it was
> Bollocks. There is a two-hander in the Royal Ontario Museum weighing in
> at over 15 lbs that has obviously been used in combat.
used in combat?
> Now I am not suggesting that 15 lb greatswords were the norm, but sinceThat's okay, the two-handed sword wasn't a weapon of the Middle Ages. It
> none of us in this NG have ever been to the middle ages* it is both
was a Renaissance weapon.
From a sample of 71 two-handed swords in the Dresden collection and the
Here's a breakdown of the swords by weight, rounded to nearest whole pound.
Weight (lbs) Number
> narrow-minded and arrogant to make blanket statements about what was andIt is ignorant, stupid, and a sign of great pride in both to print that
> was not done, such as saying saying that all 15 lbs swords were "parade
ALL normal two-handed swords are 15 pounds. I'd rather come off as
arrogant when faced with such utter obliviousness to reality and such
screaming stupidity as evinced in this case.
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