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  1. Bulo

    It's time to go.

    I'm sorry for bullying you apropos your status as a furry Edit: Just realized that might have come off as insensitive. Not how I meant to come off. Honestly, don't take any shame in your lifestyle choices. That's truly all I meant by it
  2. Bulo

    Revenge of the QUEEN

    i bet that big chin of yours would feel good digging into my perineum, stargeek
  3. You're hung up on this idea that topological features are more important than metallurgy, which had been refined down to an art by the time these swords were being experimented with. From a historical perspective, the difference between XVI and XVII would have been a difference in fashion, or in the preference of the workshop producing them. They were contemporary designs. You shouldn't rely on the number of surviving specimens either. Hundreds, thousands of these swords were produced, and we consider ourselves lucky if we have a dozen examples of each.
  4. Are those horse bells I hear approaching, or are they the characteristic tinny whines of a rabbit-eating ponce who fears entering the fray unless he's horseback and in full harness? this post was made by the serf gang
  5. I agree with your basic reasoning, but I would say again that it's probably beneath consideration. Your thinking should begin with the presupposition that our ancestors weren't idiots.
  6. I doubt the two profiles have a structural impact worth consideration. To my knowledge, the fuller's primary function is to """lighten""" (this phrasing is somewhat misleading) a section of the blade (lower half/two thirds) that is necessarily heavier (by means of a distal taper) to improve balance/responsiveness and to prevent flexing of the blade where flexing is less tolerable. Fullers do not make a profound structural contribution to the blade, as opposed to something like ribs stamped into a sheet of steel, which provide rigidity in multiple axes. A blade's strength is found primarily in the composition/homogeneity of the metal and the quality of the forging/tempering. Similarly, the ridges of a diamond cross section are not there to make the blade harder, they're there to make it stiffer—the blade still flexes, the threshold is just shifted in order to lend the wielder more control over the position of the tip, and to allow him to direct a bit more pressure into it in thrusts. Ridges do not make blades so inflexible as to actually strain them, at least in the period this conversation is subject to. If you were going to bend a blade from the Late Medieval, it would take a lot of force, and chances are the bend would occur in the immediate vicinity of the impact, not at an intersection that is really second to things like profile taper and the metal's characteristics. P.S. arming swords are for cowards
  7. Bulo

    Trouble in Paradise

    News update: An archived image of the suspected follicle bandit has been released for public consumption by the Dalaran propaganda bureau Fig 1. Mister Albany is suspected of supporting a number of prior attempts against the city's "sorry, unkempt, foul-stinking, and grease-laden hair"