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Longswords of old convex grind??

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Hermit_Knight, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Hermit_Knight

    Hermit_Knight

    411
    Mar 19, 2018
    I am interested to know if medieval longswords had convex grinds? Also is an ‘Apple seed grind’ the same as a convex grind? Thanks all!
     
  2. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
  3. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    The short answer is yes and yes. The terminology often used is a "lenticular cross section." A longer answer is that although the designs were lenticular the "convex" part was often modified by a fuller. If you want to read a good article on sword cross sections go here:

    http://myarmoury.com/feature_properties.html
     
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  4. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
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  5. Hermit_Knight

    Hermit_Knight

    411
    Mar 19, 2018
    Thanks that is a very good read.
     
  6. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    No problem glad to help.
     

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