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    Sticky: I have no reason to doubt the placing of the...

    I have no reason to doubt the placing of the nodes on old good swords. The interesting thing is the effect of a heavy pommel on the node, I suspect it moves it inside the handle at least on bastard...
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    Sticky: The energy required to make it extremely...

    The energy required to make it extremely uncomfortable to hold a sword is a small fraction of the full energy of a properly executed cut. It's not really a question of energy efficiency but a...
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    Sticky: It actually buckles elastically, the energy to...

    It actually buckles elastically, the energy to twist it is smaller than the one to bend it, the problem with narrow high beams. I once thought that one of the reasons for the saber shape is that it...
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    Sticky: For the two sets of nodes to coincide the blade's...

    For the two sets of nodes to coincide the blade's stiffness distributions would have to be very close on these two orthogonal planes. Not impossible but highly unlikely by chance, considering the...
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