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why is this important? well! the theory goes: the sword was not meant to manipulated precisely like later european swords, but to be swung more like an axe or mace! the weight being higher significantly increases the torque.
the wide pommel, on the other hand, locks the sword into your palm, allowing it to pivot without flying out as you let the sword's weight do the work.
(the attached gif is from https://youtu.be/IqnSllg0TXM)
the slow tapering of the blade (and thus relatively even weight distribution) meant the balance of the sword is relatively high (only somewhat counterbalanced by the wide heavy pommel).
this is somewhat in contract to more evenly tapering swords, which taper to keep the balance point towards the grip, making the sword more manageable.
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this is an executioner's sword from the 17th c with the inscription:
WHEN I RAISE THIS SWORD, SO I WISH THAT THIS POOR SINNER WILL RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE.
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