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    International Man of Pancakes

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     Style: Wu style tcc+bjj

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander108 View Post
    Ew. Simplified.
    I hear you... My PC is set up that way. Spent too much time in PRC although the first characters I learned were traditional.

    For you traditional cats: 雙手劍

    Much more appealing, especially "jian", IMHO.
    Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
    - Voltaire
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP View Post
    Wow.

    So I stand corrected. See my main experience with bladed weapons is a very small amount with chinese weapons and then always the single edged curving variety. My other experience with edged weapons is primarily knives and with knives the false edge is always dull.

    I didn't realize the edge of a double-edged sword that was facing the user was referred to as a false edge. Does that mean it isn't sharpened?

    In any case, I didn't intend to be a wise-ass, just to clarify.
    It is sharpened on a double edge sword, but sometimes one is sharper than the other. For example, a double edged machete might have one edge sharper than the other for finer work and a more dull edge for chopping harder materials, or how the Fairbairn combat knife has a hole in one side of the blade so you know which one is sharp for combat and which one you can dull with utility use. As general terminology goes, I call the back a false edge if it's an edge or the spine if it doesn't have an edge (or a swedge if it's just a shortened sharp edge near the tip).
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    It's all about the clinch. The clinch, I said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    It is sharpened on a double edge sword, but sometimes one is sharper than the other. For example, a double edged machete might have one edge sharper than the other for finer work and a more dull edge for chopping harder materials, or how the Fairbairn combat knife has a hole in one side of the blade so you know which one is sharp for combat and which one you can dull with utility use. As general terminology goes, I call the back a false edge if it's an edge or the spine if it doesn't have an edge (or a swedge if it's just a shortened sharp edge near the tip).
    Very educational. Thank you.
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    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible, without surrender,
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    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even to the dull and ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    -excerpt of the poem called "Desiderata," by Max Ehrman, 1927.
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