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It’s a common misconception that medieval European swords were “hack-and-slash” weapons, with little regard for technique or finesse.  It’s an even greater misconception to believe that the swords of the time were simply sharpened lengths of iron or steel made by a burly uneducated blacksmith.  In fact, many sword-smiths of the era were well-educated, incorporating the latest advancements in chemistry and advanced geometry in the creation of their works.  In this blog post by sword smith Peter Johnsson, he discusses one of the most precisely designed swords of the era, the “Søborg Sword.”  Take a look at this and his other articles – let us know if you learned something new (we certainly did)!

 

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