Some points about bronze age rapiers

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Youre Probably Familiar With This Sort Of Rapier,

and when someone uses the word rape you probably think of one of these things. This is the lint form of rape yeah, and these were used for about a hundred years, but there’s out earlier form of rape yeah, which is one of these no archaeologists have given you the term rape yeah because they wanted to distinguish it from the dagger, and they wanted to distinguish it from a sword and they thought well we pulled it. Arabia now you’ll notice that it starts wide gets narrow quite quickly and then it’s got a long thin blade long and thin but not anything like as long and thin as the later form of rebirth. This is a Bronze Age rapier and these are in use for about 400 years, so just because they were used for four times as long. Maybe that four times is important and we should spend four times as long talking about them.

One Thing To Note Is That

they are riveted. The handle is held on to the blade in this case with just two rivets. Sometimes it’s more and that suggests a thrusting useful gun because if I were to shop with this then that would put a lot of stress on those rivets and and this one’s only got two rivets and they’re quite small so that suggests that a thrusting use was preferred, but then again. There are quite definitely chopping swords from later periods that still have riveted handles, so that doesn’t mean that they were not were they were never used for chopping and recent experiments by Newcastle University You’ve suggested that these are surprisingly effective at the chop. So we can’t rule out that a chopping useful but everything.

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About It Just Says Stab Doesnt It

the later ones are slightly longer. It takes them a couple of centuries to get from this to this but bringing them pretty much the same sort of thing. Now A shorter thing is called a Dirk. Here is a Dirk blade. It’s not on 1/2, but you can see it’s the same sort of thing again wide at the base narrowly very quickly getting narrow and then coming to very stabby point and archaeologists had to decide what the difference was between a Dirk and Arabia and they just picked an arbitrary length.

I Think It Was 10 Inches

or something like that so sure than 10 inches. They called the Dirk the longer its Arabia that don’t. The term Dirk is perhaps interesting because we associate that with Scotland and these were very popular in Scotland. In fact they lofted the. Induce in Scotland for quite a bit longer than elsewhere in Europe and I do wonder if sometimes they might not have been used in the left hand.

Much Light Like The Dirk From The

historical periods that we’re familiar with in Scotland and perhaps in the other hand, they had a club which hasn’t survived because it would’ve been made of wood or perhaps a pal stay the contemporary form of axe so that’s one way that these might have been used. They do have a Ricasso a blunt bit at the base of the blade. So you can hold them with one finger over the top like that, which gives it a bit more control over the blade, But you’ve got nothing to stop someone slicing your fingers off, so it’s unlikely you would parry another blade with one of these or even prefer to have something else. Perhaps a small buckler in your other hand? And you could I can imagine people fighting with these with the buckler in front to protect their hand, waiting for an opening and then stabbing him or one cane so there you go quick introduction to the Bronze Age Rabia.

Summary

The Bronze Age rapier was in use for about 400 years . The handle is held on to the blade with just two rivets . Recent experiments by Newcastle University have suggested that these are surprisingly effective at the chop. We can’t rule out that a chopping useful but everything but everything.& About it just says Stab doesn’t it the later ones are slightly longer.& It takes them a couple of centuries to get from this to this but bringing them pretty much the same sort of thing.& There are quite definitely chopping swords from later periods that still have riveted handles, so that doesn’t mean that they were never used for chopping. They were not used for chop. They’re quite definitely not used to chopping swords, but there are some of the same sorts of thing that you can see. You’ve suggested that they are very effective. You can see that these were very effective in the chop, but it’s the kind of thing . We’re not going to rule out whether these are…. Click here to read more and watch the full video