In the German school of swordsmanship, Mordhau, alternatively Mordstreich or Mordschlag (Ger., lit., "murder-stroke" or "murder-strike" or "murder-blow"), is a half-sword technique of holding the sword inverted, with both hands gripping the blade, and hitting the opponent with the pommel or crossguard.
The answer is Yes, of course, a warrior can grasp his own sword by the blade, and the old fighting manuals show this technique clearly (half-sword technique). There are also instances where it is recommended to grasp the opponent's sword.
Sword. The sword represented authority in ancient times, and conveys the idea that justice can be swift and final.
It is entirely possible to grab a sword blade to control it—even one with a quite sharp edge. It's not a great idea to do this with a moving sword blade because the sword's momentum will carry a devastating cut, even if you grab the forte of the blade which doesn't have as much leverage.
Half-sword, in 14th- to 16th-century fencing with longswords, refers to the technique of gripping the central part of the sword blade with the left hand in order to execute more forceful thrusts against armoured and unarmoured opponents.
The swords commonly in use in Europe in the Middle Ages were made of steel. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and iron heated properly over a charcoal fire becomes steel.
In ancient Egypt she was known as Maat, the goddess of harmony and order, depicted in the Book of the Dead as a kind of personified jeweler's scale, weighing a human heart against a feather to determine a soul's fate in the afterlife.
No matter how she is painted, drawn or otherwise depicted, her eyes are always covered so that she cannot be influenced by the person being judged and thus does not fall prey to prejudice or corruption.
You only need about 3 inches of penetration to kill someone if you aim for the torso and hit something important. A pointy sword is rather heavy compared to a knife or machete, and backed by the large muscles in one's shoulders, arms, and torso, it's easy to achieve that level of penetration.
If by “bare hands” you mean holding a katana in your hands and trying to chop things with it that a katana was not meant to chop, then yes. Chopping trees, rocks, concrete, light posts, pillars, machinegun barrels, etc., all things shown on movies, anime, TV, and comic books, would likely break a katana in real life.
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The smith then heats the metal so that both the iron and steel are molten and join. The blade is tempered—transformed from soft, workable metal into a hard blade—by holding the blade over a fire and then quenching the blade in a vat of oil or brine.
Absolutely. All sharp enough swords, if long enough and used by a good swordsman, can chop through bone. Even an obsidian-bladed wooden sword can take off a head thanks to the weight of the weapon, the leverage of the swing, and the sharpness of the stone.
From personal experience, I've seen a fair number of practice swords break either during practice or in competitions. They can be new or old. Sometimes the blade just gets stuck at a bad angle and gets pushed beyond the point that it can flex. Sometimes the blade is just weakened already.
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Simply put, a sword, no matter how resilient it is, can practically take a bullet at most but the second one will definitely break it and possibly deflect the tip of the blade right in your head.
Theoretically, yes. Bullets have been fired at swords, and yes, they were cut in half or shattered. Problem is they don't deflect much and now you have multiple bullet fragments hitting you, likely doing more harm.
The meaning of the symbolism depends on the context. Under certain circumstances, the unbalanced scales are said to represent weighing the merits of one side against the other, with the understanding a fair judgment will give credence to one set of facts over another.
In a military sense rapiers probably replaced arming swords. Longswords were phased out because they didn't have a place on the battlefield anymore when armour went out of fashion. Another casualty of guns ruining everything.
Copper is very malleable—it's easy to shape—but it's too soft, not stiff enough, and too weak to make a sword blade. There are alloys of copper that can make a good sword blade, though. A sword made from this would have one advantage over even a steel sword—it won't rust!
Sure. Steel on steel is a pretty normal sword block. However, if you are using a handgun to block a sword, you might lose a few fingers up to both hands.
A katana can chop a regular sword in half. Fact: Any steel sword can break if it's struck at the wrong angle. Chopping one in half, however, is highly unlikely. In battle, Japanese swordsmen would use the edge of the blade to block their enemy's attacks.
There is simply no way to fight effectively with a sword that is held in the teeth. You cannot manipulate it nor apply force effectively while it is held in the teeth.
Lady Justice is a well-known symbol of our justice system. She proudly holds scales, which represent the weighing of evidence on its own merit. There is a snake at her feet that represents evil, and a book that represents the Constitution from which our justice system was born.
In spite of being wide, the blades are no heavier than other swords: the blades get much thinner as one moves from the handle to the tip, and so they are quick with great penetrating power. They can cut directly through chain mail, or plate armor.
Anywhere between "after first serious use" and "never". Assuming thorough, regular maintenance, a sword can last almost indefinitely - the oldest one I've held that has seen use was about 250 years old and might still be usable, given a good cleaning.
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Portraying Justice as a female figure dates back to depictions of Themis and Justicia in ancient mythology. Themis, known for her clear-sightedness, was the Greek Goddess of Justice and Law. Over time, Justice became associated with scales to represent impartiality and a sword to symbolize power.
A katana can cut off the arm (or head) of an opponent. Katana was probably the hardest swords in the ancient world, but they were also brittle compared to other blades.
A Katana can cut through bone if it's either very sharp or very heavy. If it's heavy, it doesn't so much cut as smash it's a way through bone, the force and mass involved overcome the ability of the bone to absorb impact and it breaks. A katana can cut off the arm (or head) of an opponent.
No. That's physically not possible because the sword is too big and wielding a weapon in your mouth is absolutely senseless and ineffective. People should seriously cut down on One Piece.
It makes sense that the symbol of justice we abide by is a blindfolded woman with a sword and a balance scale, one respectively for each hand. The symbol incorporates a woman and not a man because woman represents continuity. A woman gives birth and so carries within her no less than the future itself.
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