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This is not a boradsword! -by Edd Mcdonald

That is not a broadsword! In recent days, there appears to be a growing interest in presenting historical realism into fantasy writing. If that’s not your bag then that’s absolutely cool. This blog is aimed at those who want the swords in the hands of their characters to function like historical swords.
Fantasy writers that this blog is for:
People who want the medieval weapons they write about to be used like medieval weaponsPeople who are writing fantasy but aren’t super interested in spending years reading about historical weapon usePedants like meIt’s not for you if:
Historical realism is not part of your book – it is a fantasy after allYou prefer to base your weapons use on what you’ve seen in the Peter Jackson LOTR moviesYou are looking for a blog about gardening. Like seriously, what are you doing here?
This blog is intended as a “Quick myth buster” sheet to help out those who want to get a quick grasp of some of the basic, but commonly unknown, facts about medieval arms an…