In order to be both strong and light for striking, powerful cuts or thrusts against either hard or soft targets, different sword blades would not just require but also different cross-sections require. A blade's cross-section
widely over the term of the sword's use as a one of the important weapons.
To check the cross section of the sword, you have to cut a blade in half crosswise and then look at its cut end and you will see the blade cross-sectional design.
The most common and well known item used by the Roman infantry was the short sword known as the Pompeii Gladius. The Pompeii had parallel edges and a short point. The cross section on the Pompeii
was a diamond shape
. This consists of four flat faces that are joined to form a diamond with the blade's central ridge forming the inner juncture and the edges forming the outer. Swords of dedicated thrusting designs could be of a more acute diamond cross-section and while lacking the mass of a cutting blade would be quite ridged. The swords now became more tapering and of diamond cross section.
Iron Age spearheads come in a range of styles and sizes, from small to extremely long, from lenticular cross section
. Even medieval European blades tended to have a lenticular cross-section. This cross section has an apple seed type of design that lacks a strong central ridge in the middle of the blade. When coupled with a wide, shallow fuller this resulted in a blade that was both light and flexible.
The blades of this period were capable of attack techniques their main focus was on the cut so flexibility was preferred over hardness.
A hexagonal cross-section
simply consists of a blade with six faces. Two broad faces that make up the flat of the blade and four smaller angled faces that form the edge. Military colichemarde blades are flattened hexagonal in cross-section.
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