So I got this longsword (35inch 1060 steel blade) and when I hold it out horizontaly with the flat side faceing up it tends to curve down because of the weight. Is this bad or normal?
- Anonymous5 years agoFavorite Answer
Yeah, that's not good or normal in the slightest. As mentioned you may have bought a "pasta" sword. A sword should be "bendable", as in it should flex. But under it's own weight? No. No. No.
I own several swords and have handled longswords. A longsword or hand and a half should not bend under it's own weight. That's very bad and shows complete lack of quality with the blade.
I've heard, some of windlass steels swords to be a bit whippy, but not bend under their own weight. I can't even imagine. That's terrible.Source(s): Martial Artist 14 yrs and counting. Swordsmanship 10 yrs - Bujinkan, AKBAN, Kenjutsu, ARMA
- HeliosLv 75 years ago
I think you might have a pasta sword.......... I can't imagine a sword bending under it's own weight. I know a lot of reproduced swords are quite cheap and shouldn't be used in any sort of fighting or they'll break in half.
- LiondancerLv 75 years ago
Yeah, you got a kitchen knife made to look like a katana (sword). It's neither normal nor is it a good thing. It's actually really, really bad.