The most fashionable civilian weapon of the Renaissance: the five finger sword
lengbingqiyanjiusuo· 2017-05-27 07:53:58
experienced a brief period of popularity during the 15 and sixteenth Century cinquedea. Ewart &bull Holt (Ewart Oakeshott); also in his arms archaeological book said, "before 1460 to 1470, to be sure, and there were no cinquedea traces of its debut is probably after 1520. Unlike other popular weapons during the Renaissance in Italy, it served only "local" and did not cross national borders.
"Five" hand down, blade width gives it the name "five sword". In fact, its size is diverse, range from small to large on your belt, leaning on the body side. Droka (De Rocca) pointed out in the book "sword, axe and weapon" that the five finger sword is mainly a civilian weapon of fashion, not a military equipment. Asha Holt (Oakeshott) speculated that this style is mainly influenced by classical bronze age and early Iron Age Greece Mycenae (Greek and Mycenaean weapons) weapons.
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) despite the cinquedea not on weapons in the wave of shine, but as a product of the special period, an important branch of it is still. Every student of the history of weapons sees it as if it were a sword or a dagger "The Osage Holt records data, the average length of cinquedea is 15 to 20 inches, and even to like giant pie blade." the cinquedea is relatively plain and simple: the blade is very hard, even if the sword head is rounded, but did not affect the jab. It may not look terrible, but it can cause hideous wounds to unsuspecting opponents. Of course, for such a wide blade, the use of machete is more than enough. Brandishing the weapon is effortless, you can easily master the balance, just arrived near the hilt tail position of the wrist, it can be a very good help. Unlike the early Viking age and the "dark ages" sword hilt required in the grip of the skill is too high, resulting in the majority of people are excluded from the scope of use.
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although the cinquedea only popular for decades, it still has many collectors of all ages. Perhaps it is because the five finger sword represents the efforts and attempts made by craftsmen to integrate ancient forms, functions, and aesthetics into an interesting and rigorous attempt to bring science and art together.
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