Technically, it's nigh impossible to hit the flat of the blade, simply by virtue of the blade not being flat. You are going to hit the bevel. Still, for the sake of the argument, flat is defined as "not-edge", thus you might see swords contacting at 30 degrees or 45 degrees angle instead of a clear 90 degrees. That's hardly detrimental to the weapon, not nearly as bad as a full-on edge-on-edge bash.
Originally Posted by willaume
Originally Posted by odysseus_dallas
Even if in certain case like a shiel your edge will be pusing his edge down. there is no full force opposition as teh sword travel more of less the same direction
I can not believe the amount of time waisted on full force edge to edge block discution.
Modern science easily demonstrate that I suck structurally
And the manual clearly show what to when that happens (i.e. the “bad” versetzen) to hit that doing so sucks big time.
Of course it probably happens as it happens now days when we spare, but really it is a no brainer.
Last edited by willaume; 3/12/2009 4:02am at .