Myles Cupp wrote:I thought the point of the nerf ball was to show that the sword is sharp but not SO sharp that it would cut a nerf ball. I don't know, the audio is kinda feint for me but I figured he was demonstrating that historical swords could be sharp enough to do damage but not necessarily need to be razor sharp in order to be lethal.
oh ok, that makes more sense. yeah I watched it again, and I think you're right.
Now, I don't really know anything about how the angle of the edge or how sharp the edge affects the edge's durability, but even IF a razor sharp edge does make the edge more vulnerable to nicks, I see it as a more than worthwhile trade off. I made the point on another thread that even with a few nicks, 99% (we can calculate an exact number if anyone wants lol*) of the blade is still sharp.I would wanna be able to cut through clothing.
What the heck Michael, I'm agreeing with you again? Seems like after that little disagreement on the Flat Parry thread, I've been agreeing with you on things
*taking a 36" blade, that's 914.4mm. say there are three nicks, each of about 1mm, for a total of 3mm of nicked edge. That's 911.4mm of sharp edge. that's 99.7% sharp. I know these numbers are just guesses, but I think y'all get the point. even if there was 50mm of nicked edge, that's still 94.5% sharp.