On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Ross Weaver <ross.weaver@...
> The reason I'm more concerned about C&T is the nature of the blow and
> physics. In regular rapier the energy of the shot is dispersed over a
> larger area, the blunt, creating less force than in C&T because the energy
> from a percussive blow with the edge creates is more force involved
> typically (remember on the side of the neck a C&T shot is only at most
> likely to contact about 5 cm length of the blade, likely less). Another
> thing to note is I find the above calibration shots usually occur from those
> sword held high falling down to opponent's head/sholder shots or something
> smiliar. As well in C&T a lot more of the shots come down from above
> towards the shoulder/neck versus heavy rapier where most shots in that
> region will be face/throat/chest. So in C&T the probability of injury is
> higher due to increased force, and far more shots will be landing in that
> area. Which means the risk in C&T is much higher.
Having had bones broken and masked dented by the large area of the
blunt, I have no desire to risk a hit like that in an area I now know
could knock me unconscious or even kill me. Also, I believe that most
hard hits tend to be as a result of the attacker miss judging the
moment and/or position of impact. These chaos caused hard hits are
even more common in melee, something we are not allowed to do with C&T
(probably for the best).
For these reasons I'll support a change, should the Society or Kingdom
Marshals decide to do so.