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 Post subject: Pommels
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:01 am 
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I've been looking into foam smithing a few weapons and one major thing hasn't really come up: pommels. Sure, they are mentioned as they count for overall length and they are what you specify weapon class on, but I have a super important question:

Do you actually need a pommel on your weapon? I understand the benefits and such, but are they actually required on weapons.


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 Post subject: Re: Pommels
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:57 am 
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For safety, yes. In close quarters fighting, the pommel prevents what could be some nasty injuries.

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 Post subject: Re: Pommels
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:21 pm 
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1.3.4. The Weapon pommel must not readily pass more than 0.5 inch (1.25 cm) through a 2 inch (5 cm) diameter hole.

Weapons need pommels to protect the bottom end of the core. It is a matter of safety, as Muffin said.

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 Post subject: Re: Pommels
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:22 am 
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To add some anecdote to the conversation: I was fighting with a guy about 6" taller than I am, and as I moved up next to him as he was bring his arm around following a strike (we were on the same team) I caught the pommel of his sword square in the eye. Due to the size of the pommel, it was unable to enter the socket. I ended up with a great shiner from it, but I didn't end up with a fiberglass rod in my eye.

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 Post subject: Re: Pommels
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:09 pm 
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Thanks. I kind of figured I would need one, but just wanted to know for sure.


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