Diamond section.....

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  1. Mûrazor

    Mûrazor New Member

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    What is diamond section blade???? And what is the diffrent between that and a ordinary blade from the 14th Century?

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  2. Broknpotre

    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    That's just a blade that is thickest in the middle and tapers to either edge. So if you cut off part of the blade, it would have a diamond shaped cross-section. Most swords don't have that unless the blade is pretty thin, like a rapier or a tai chi sword. Bastard swords and other types with fairly hefty blades will usually shave metal out of the middle of the blade to make the sword lighter, but let it keep its strength. That's what fullers are. Of course, that's not really a rule. I've seen Claymores with diamond cross-sections.
     
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  3. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    The Ulrich Sword, a fairly large broadsword, is diamond sectioned, no fuller.
     
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    Mûrazor New Member

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    Thanks
     
  5. Broknpotre

    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    Yeah, I'm not surprised, Gud. The diamond sectioned blades are definitely easier for a blacksmith to do. And with swords like that, you're going to need plenty of strength to swing it quickly anyway. A fuller isn't going to make that much difference. Actually, I was probably overstating it when I said usually. I should have said often.
     
  6. darkdragon

    darkdragon The Black Prince

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    True diamond sectioned blades would be easier for a swordsmith to make, but I am sure they are just as time consuming as any other sword would be. I also think that if we want a more correct answer we should ask the swordsmith for his opinion. :D
     
  7. Broknpotre

    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    More correct answer? More correct than what? The question was just about what a diamond sectioned blade was. Not a complicated question.