Scimitars

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Halsyon of Cyrodiil, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Onimech

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    I'd prefer the 5130 without the unnecessary mid rib. I hate seeing a mid rib on a cutting sword.
     
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    Mid Rib?
     
  4. Halsyon of Cyrodiil

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    I think he means the indent running down the middle of the sword.
     
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    No, the indent is called a fuller, and there's nothing wrong with that on a cutting sword. The mid rib is the thicker portion running down the centre of the blade from just past the fuller to the tip.

    The fuller plus mid rib combination is a pet peeve of mine. It seems to pop up on more than half of all modern movie/television/collector swords, but IRL it was used only briefly and seems to have been a failed experiment.
     
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    I was wondering if you meant the fuller, which is a very important part of the blade itself.

    But on a lot of blades where it stops 60% down the blade, it is normally because the blade tapers too much for a fuller to added without making the blade too thin to be useful. True it is found more often on piercers, but it is not uncommon on longswords.
     
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    I really do not know what you mean by a "fatter" scimitar but could be a falchion (probably?)

    The falchion is like a scimitar but has two slight differences. Scimitars are mostly used in Arab countries and the middle East whereas falchions were used in medieval Europe.
    Whereas the scimitar is a leight-weight sword for leight-armoured opponents and more to slice flesh and bones, the falchion was used in combat on battles fields against really heavy armours with the ability to splice them.

    Hope I could have helped you, even if this thread is already some time ago.
     
  8. Druid of Lûhn

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    Another point is that the scimitar was very sharp, and extremely fast, created for a very different fighting style than the falchion.
    They were still very solid though, but could break more easily. Scimitars are much more curved than falchions.

    @Halsyon of Cyrodiil: Are you thinking of the really wide-bladed ones, like Assassin's Creed, Aladin, ... I do not believe that any scimitars truly existed like this.
     
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