Chapter 2 - 033

posted 23 August 2007


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23 August 2007

Enkida

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i gave myself a good dose of carpal tunnel syndrome doing this page (and the other comic I guess, think drawing and not typing was responsible for the flareup) and lemmie tell you it hurts like hell ;__;

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26 August 2007

Enkida

Are those daggers sharp?

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They're pointy, yes. They're not sharp on the edges per se because they're not 'chop your vegetables' daggers, they're fighting daggers.

I actually hang out with a show-swordfighting group, and historically speaking, most medieval weapons aren't really sharp (though they can be pointy). The edges are strong so they won't chip and break against metal armour, and they're more 'made to smash bones' than 'made to slice through stuff.' Of course you can still cut someone if you swing hard enough, it's not like a 'dull' sword is any less dangerous than a sharp one.

Sharp swords usually apply to the asian fighting styles, where there was not enough metal (or the metal was poor quality) to result in metal armour for fighters. So, as a result, swords were sharp in order to slice through paper / wood / bamboo armour and then penetrate flesh. Conversely, European fighting was more 'knock 'em off the horse and then stick 'em through the viser with your dagger' kind of fighting.

Anyway. I applied the same logic to these daggers. They're made for sticking and blocking, not really slicing, though I suppose they can if Chiro were to try. :-)

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23 August 2007

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Lovely art, as usual. I look forward to seeing how this is to develope. I just wish Laurent wasn't so mean to poor Chiro!

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24 August 2007

metallover (Guest)

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Nice daggers, very stylish.

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25 August 2007

Neph (Guest)

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Pretty daggers... but they look kind of.... not sharp. O__o;; It doesn't look like they have blades at all. Is it just the viewpoint or something?

Does Chiro have a phobia about weapons, too? ^_^;; Hope the carpal tunnel gets better soon.

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