How Swords Cut

How Swords Cut

The basic science of sword-cutting is presented with the focus on the shape of the blade.

Author: Peter Saveliev

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ISBN: 9798666042199

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Page: 42

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The basic science of sword-cutting is presented with the focus on the shape of the blade. It is followed by a comparison of possible shapes of blades.Contents1 Two straight blades ........ 32 The forces affecting the blade ........ 83 Swing without pull: comparison of blades ........ 144 Swing without pull: best shape ........ 185 The limits of swordsmanship ........ 246 Sword's agility ........ 297 Appendix: Memoir on Swords, 1860 ........ 338 Appendix: The math ........ 359 Appendix: How Excel is used ........ 38
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Hank Reinhardt s The Book of Swords

Hank Reinhardt s The Book of Swords

This concentration of force can also be done with the sword. How well can a
sword cut? How do you practice? Is it necessary? I will attempt to answer all of
these questions in this chapter. HOW DIFFERENT SWORDS CUT Curved swords
, ...

Author: Hank Reinhardt

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618247339

Category: History

Page: 256

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The sword is the most revered of all of man's weapons. Although the club is older, the knife more universal, and the firearm much more efficient, it is to the sword that most decoration, myth, mysticism and reverence has been given. The katana has been called "The Soul of the Samurai," the Vikings lavished love, care and attached wonderful names to their weapons. The sword has been the symbol of Justice, of Vengeance, and of Mercy. No one artifact has so captured the imagination as has the sword. As our society has grown more and more advanced, and more reliant on technology, there has been an increased interest in the weapons of the past. The romance of the sword is very much alive¾but movies, books and fiction of all types have romanticized the past, and particularly the sword, beyond all recognition of the real thing. Drawing on information from grave excavations, illustrations of battle scenes, and many classical and medieval literary sources, this book discusses how contemporaries showed swords were used. Building on Oakeshott and other authoritative writers on the subject, this volume, representing ten years of writing and a lifetime of experience, will add to the body of knowledge of the history of swords by illustrating not only the beauty of the form of the sword, but also their beauty of function. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords

Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords

Test cuts - This entry refers to the (from the early Edo period onwards)
standardized test cuts with a sword on corpses (shinintameshi). One of the main
purposes of such test cuts was to test a sword and/or the swordsman ́s cutting
ability in the ...

Author: Markus Sesko

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312563155

Category: History

Page: 552

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This completely new encyclopedic reference for the Japanese sword contains about 2,500 terms, many of them illustrated by photos and drawings. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords is an A-Z general encyclopedia covering each and every part of the sword: the blade, the mountings, the fittings, and all their different interpretations. Further, this encyclopedia also explains the literal or etymological meaning of each Japanese term and provides an even deeper insight into the subject.
Categories: History

Swords Oaths and Prophetic Visions

Swords  Oaths  and Prophetic Visions

After this, the two swords passed to Tada Manjû (Minamoto Mistunaka),54 who
used Tomogiri to execute a criminal. Because the sword cut through the man's
neck so quickly that it also cut through his beard, the sword was given the title ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Oyler

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824864538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Swords, Oaths, and Prophetic Visions investigates some of the most historically important political and social issues raised by the Genpei War (1180-1185). This epic civil conflict, which ushered in Japan’s age of the warriors, is most famously articulated in the monumental narrative Heike monogatari (The Tale of the Heike). Elizabeth Oyler’s ambitious work lays out the complex interconnections between the numerous variant texts of the Heike and the historical events they describe. But Oyler’s innovative methodology also brings other texts and genres—the Gikeiki, the Soga monogatari, the Azuma kagami, and pieces from the kōwakamai (ballad-dramas) repertoire—into her analysis. Rather than concentrating on individual texts, Oyler focuses on the inter-textual relationships within this larger body of narrative and drama and the collective role of these works in creating and disseminating stories about some of the Genpei War’s most contentious events. In so doing, she works toward a new understanding of the underlying cultural problems of which these tales are symptomatic and which they attempt to address.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Intrinsic Values of the Japanese Sword

Intrinsic Values of the Japanese Sword

The famed samurai sword (nihonto) represents the pinnacle of bladed weaponry in the Japanese warrior’s arsenal. This book addresses the sword’s intrinsic historic, monetary, military, and artistic values.

Author: Michael DeMarco, M.A.

Publisher: Via Media Publishing

ISBN: 9781893765160

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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The famed samurai sword (nihonto) represents the pinnacle of bladed weaponry in the Japanese warrior’s arsenal. This book addresses the sword’s intrinsic historic, monetary, military, and artistic values. The seven chapters for this particular anthology were selected from materials published in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Tharp’s chapter details aspects of the nihonto that make it unique in the world as a valued objet d’art, protected by law codes specifically written to preserve these cultural relics even when made by contemporary master smiths. DiCristofano writes on sword sketchings, which allow the human eye to view details of the sword blade often unnoticed because of the subtlety inherent in the work. Hoshino’s chapter presents a overview of various blade types. His focus on blades leads to the next chapter by Richard Babin on how to make a scabbard. “Test cutting” provides proof of the practicalily of the sword and swordsman’s technique. Peter Ward utilized an ancient diagram of main targets for body cuts and modern technology to actually view the inner structures of the blade’s path along these targets. Peritz’s chapter presents the Ainu, an indigenous group in Japan. They incorporated blades made by Japanese smiths according to their own taste. Goedkoop’s chapter deals with another medium, as the master craftsman creates wooden replicas of Japanese swords. As you read other books and articles about Japanese swords, or practice kendo or iaido, or see highly polished blades in a museum, the chapters here will enhance your knowledge and appreciation of nihonto and their intrinsic value.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Journal of the United Service Institution of India

Journal of the United Service Institution of India

The gym( 6 ) Are the sword exercise and single - stick guards all suited to a
curved sword ? The single - stick hanging guard , and ... It is , however , in the
sword exercise cuts that the difficulty comes in with the curved sword . Cut No. 1
is nearly ...

Author: United Service Institution of India

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ISBN: UOM:39015035103962

Category: India

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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Whitehall Yard

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution  Whitehall Yard

To understand more clearly how such effects can be produced , we must
distinguish the different methods of cutting . In the first place I may take up a
sword , and , keeping the elbow and wrist stiff , may make a sweeping cut with it ,
throwing ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112108092344

Category: Military art and science

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Categories: Military art and science

Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857 59

Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857 59

On entering James Ready was attacked by a sowár armed with sword and shield
. Ready's feather bonnet was knocked off , and the sowâr got one cut at him , right
over his head , which severed his skull clean in two , the sword cutting right ...

Author: William Forbes-Mitchell

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082437967

Category: India

Page: 295

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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

To understand more clearly how such effects can be produced , we must
distinguish the different methods of cutting . In the first place I may take up a
sword , and , keeping the elbow and wrist stiff , may make a sweeping cut with it ,
throwing ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555016421

Category: Military art and science

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The Criminal Law Journal

The Criminal Law Journal

Mehtab had a deep sword cut on party opposing the one which calls a witness .
... This is sword cuts of a comparatively minor nature on the under Section 154 ,
and it is the established prac head and a third a deep one about the hand . tice ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105043553713

Category: Criminal law

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The Century Dictionary

The Century Dictionary

A humming - bird of the genus Docimastes , as D. ensiferus , having the bill about
as long as the rest of the bird . See cut under Docimastes . sword - blade ( sord'
blād ) , n . The blade or cutting part of a sword . sword - breaker ( sord'brā " kér ) ...

Author: William Dwight Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112073374339

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 7076

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Liberty Dominion and the Two Swords

Liberty  Dominion  and the Two Swords

As the clause finished with such a curse , “ If any love not the Lord Jesus , let him
be anathema marantha , " at any rate , it cut through ( percussit ) someone . 35
For Tertullian , then , the “ spiritual swordcut apostates off from the Church ...

Author: Lester J. Field

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ISBN: UOM:39015043216954

Category: Religion

Page: 542

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In Liberty, Dominion and the Two Swords historian Lester L. Field, Jr., places historical relations between church and state in a new context by examining the ancient origins of two concepts that dominated medieval political discourse: liberty of the church, which became the battle cry of the reform papacy during the Investiture Contest of the late 11th and early 12th centuries; and the doctrine of the two swords, which distinguished the medieval church and monarchy as inviolable institutions.
Categories: Religion

The Japanese Sword

The Japanese Sword

... longitudinal ridge which separates the back of the sword from the angled
cutting edge shinogi ji: the ground of the blade between the shinogi and the
mune shin-shintö: revivalist swords made from around 1800 which copied cut-
down kotó ...

Author: Gregory Irvine

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025078796

Category: Japan

Page: 128

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Drawing on the V&A's magnificent collection, this illustrated survey examines the development of the Japanese sword in an historical and social context from the 8th to the 12th century. The development of the sword from its origins as one of the world's most effective cutting weapons in seen in the context of the emergence and development of Japan's ruling military class, the samurai, to whom it was indispensable both as a weapon and symbol of power. The book also deals with the techniques used in the making of the sword and the associated terminology. In addition to weapons from the V&A's own collections, illustrations include comparative materials from Japan's Tokyo National Museum, as well as prints showing graphic depictions of swords in action.
Categories: Japan

Acta Pathologica Et Microbiologica Scandinavica

Acta Pathologica Et Microbiologica Scandinavica

The following injuries have been ascertained : Presumably the skull was hit by a
sword from the front . In the Middle - Ages the swords of the warriors were very
sharp and the sword - cut which this man received has hit him in the left temporal
 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00215016V

Category: Medicine

Page: 729

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Categories: Medicine

Swords Blades of the American Revolution

Swords   Blades of the American Revolution

HANGER A short cutting sword carried mostly by foot soldiers . HEAD The upper
part of a polearm above the base ; the heavy metal part of an axe ( i . e . mounted
on the handle ) . HEEL The rear point of an axe ' s cutting blade ( i . e . towards ...

Author: George C. Neumann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066039150

Category: Swords

Page: 288

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Categories: Swords

The American Encyclopaedic Dictionary

The American Encyclopaedic Dictionary

Mediaeval cutting and thrusting Sword; 8. Sword of sixteenth century; 9. Sword ,
of the Georgian Era; 10. Victorian Sword. 3967 foils and rapiers. The blade,
usually of polished steel, may be straight and pointed for thrusting, as in the
rapier; ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015050663221

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Warfare and Society

Warfare and Society

Period V is also the time when Nordic sword production really deviated from the
otherwise dominant trend in Central Europe. Instead of adopting the tendency
towards cut and thrust swords with willow shaped blades (Harding 2000), the
final ...

Author: Ton Otto

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: UCSC:32106019151528

Category: Social Science

Page: 557

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This book deals with the interrelationship between society and war seen through the analytical eyes of anthropologists and archaeologists. War is a ghastly thing, which unfortunately thrives almost everywhere in the world today. We need, therefore, to have a better understanding of what war does to people and their societies. War produces change, and archaeologists and anthropologists are analytically equipped to pinpoint its direction, patterning, scale and content. The perspective -- and filter -- of time provides one important tool, while context and comparison provide other tools. Looking at the history of war studies, war is quite often perceived of and treated as something set aside from other practices; almost personified. However, the results published in this book allow us to say that it is never autonomous and self-regulating. War always forms part of something else. Numerous questions arise, and at least some answers -- often tentative and multifaceted -- are provided in the twenty-eight studies included in the book. They certainly add to an ongoing debate, hopefully qualifying it as well.
Categories: Social Science

The Swords of December

The Swords of December

FitzUrse struck , his sword cutting my lord ' s scalp and slipping to injure his
shoulder . Grim , brave according to his ignorance , tried to ward off this blow ,
thus extending my lord ' s agony rather than helping him ; his arm was deeply cut
and ...

Author: Robert York

Publisher:

ISBN: 0684161427

Category: Great Britain

Page: 216

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Categories: Great Britain

A History of the British Cavalry 1816 to 1919 1851 1871

A History of the British Cavalry  1816 to 1919  1851 1871

I have never used any sword exercise with the men of the Scinde Irregular Horse
, thinking that it is not required ; * but I have myself witnessed very many
instances of the terrible power of their cutting weapons , and those of the enemy .

Author: George Charles Henry Victor Paget Marquis of Anglesey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078445213

Category: Cavalry

Page: 519

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Categories: Cavalry