Jared asked in SportsMartial Arts · 5 years ago

Sword bending?

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?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    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
  • Helios
    Lv 7
    5 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.

    • Jared5 years agoReport

      It's not really bending as much just curving

  • 5 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.

    • Jared5 years agoReport

      The sword isn't a knife, it has a 35 inch long blade, it isn't a katana as I said it's a longsword, and you didn't answer my question.

  • Bob
    Lv 5
    5 years ago

    You should be careful when owning swords. They'll cut you f***ing wide open!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_RpbaUU7NI

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