I.33, Blade Width, and Lugs

When researching Marozzo’s greatsword, we discovered that the lugs are very important in the thrust. The lugs effectively made the blade wider, allowing it to drive the opponent’s sword offline as we extended our own thrust.

image

Looking at the blades in the illustration, we can see that is it rather wide at the base. I don’t have any to test at the moment, but I would surmise that the extra width would act in a similar manner to lugs on a great sword. Which is to say, that they could expel the blade during a thrust.

The wide base may also offer hand protection. As it is nearly as wide as the hand gripping the sword, the opponent’s blade is less likely to lever over the quillon in a way that could cut the hand.

Vendors

http://www.southcoastswords.com/23-one-handed-swords/27-like-steel-waster-armingsword.html?sid=710b84c075966baf1e16b974aa6fcf57

If you find other vendors, let me know so that I can add them.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Arming Sword, MS I.33, Weapon Design. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to I.33, Blade Width, and Lugs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s