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Old December 24th, 2005, 09:43   #13
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Originally Posted by adam dowsett
Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle
Hated that goob with the Katana....particularly.. the Katana's are curved to "stay in the cut longer" BS, you think a guy who is touted as an "expert" would know why the swords he uses are curved.....
Okay, my curiosity is piqued, and I know very little of bladed weapons beyond basic metallurgy. And I'm not afraid to ask what may sound like a stupid question: Why ARE the blades curved? To shift the centre of gravity of the weapon? Strength increase through virtual cross-sectional lengthening? Aerodyanmics? Art?

If i'm not mistaken the curved blade increases the cutting area, allowing for a deeper longer cut.
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