Good European cutting swords?
I have been looking for a sword that is meant to cut stuff with but the only ones i can find are katanas. does anyone know where i can find a european style cutting sword?
- rapierlynxLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
First off, do you have any training? Swords are weapons designed to kill and maim. Don't believe the crap about western weapons being clumsy blunts meant to bludgeon through armor (that is what war hammers were used for). If you don't know what you are doing, you are all too likely to end up in an emergency room getting a transfusion while a surgeon tries to put your leg back together.
Read this thread: http://sbgswordforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board...
Check this website to see if there is a school near you: http://www.hroarr.com/survey/worldwide/practitione... Countries are listed across the bottom of the page. Use the slider to find those that start after M.
Okay, with that out of the way,
Try the Hanwei Tinker series. Designed by swordsmith Michael "Tinker" Pearce, they have a pretty good reputation for good quality at a reasonable price. http://kultofathena.com/s_results.asp?search=tinke...
Another option would be the Cold Steel Grosse messer. This is loosely based on the German Kreigsmesser (war knife) single edged sword. http://kultofathena.com/product~item~CS88GMS.htm
If you can afford a bit more, check out the Angus Trim and Valiant swords at Christian Fletcher's website: http://www.christianfletcher.com/Christian_Fletche... He also carries the Tinker Hanweis
Sword Buyer's Guide is a good website for an introduction to swords, both eastern and western. They specialize in pieces that retail for under $300. http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/index.html
- MelindaLv 44 years ago
In the days of the samuri the master sword's makers would test there swords by cutting criminals in half with there latest sword. They would have them stand in a line and a good sword would cut through at least two bodies. I an unsure if it is possible to cut vertically through a body as the force required to do such a cut would be high, however I am sure a master sword's man with a samuri sword could probably do it.
- 1 decade ago
Not sure what exactly your looking for but try these.