The Witcher's Sword
12.03.2013 @ 23:01 #2
I can only tell for the "standard" size on a single handed and a two handed sword, those also pictured in the games:
a single handed sword is commonly around than 110 cm. XVI cen swords (The Musketeers swords for your comprehension) are longer. Viking, roman, celtic and chinese swords are among the shorter of this kind, less than 80 cm commonly. A Renaissance rapier is about 105-115 cm. A medieval single handed (common during XII, XII cen - The Crusades) is around 100 cm. I assume that Geralt's silver sword might be this size, from 100 cm to 105.
A double handed sword is much longer and since there's a great variety of them, it's difficult to give one "standard" size. More or less, two handed swords go from 110-120 to 135-140 cm, bu there are longer (150-160 cm for a Landsknechte). If we assume that Geralt sword is a traditional medieval two handed sword, similar to Braveheart's, his steel sword might be 125-135 cm.
Reference -> http://www.deltin.net/elenco1.htm
12.03.2013 @ 23:22 #4
What size sword does Geralt use?
The one sword we have dimensions and a good description for is the Dwarven sihil from Baptism of Fire. I think it likely from the description that it is 40 inches overall length, 12 inches of which are handle, so it has a 28-inch blade. That would be small for a longsword, but would make it a very fast weapon. It could alternatively be read that it has a 40-inch blade, which would be a good-sized claymore, but that would be a damned big sword for a dwarf.
Interestingly, it is described as not having a crossguard; instead it had a brass flange, perhaps after the style of a Japanese sword.
All desire to shirk,
Shall during off hours exhibit his powers
To Madame Tussaud's wax-work.
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13.03.2013 @ 00:17 #6
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13.03.2013 @ 00:17 #7
say for example size and weight effect attack speed and attack range, restrict/allow some moves and so on. ›››
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