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1st how I rate the weapons to make! You'll cry...
I read a short article about a group of "fanatics" reviving fighting techniques of the european middle ages. Sword fencing techniques that I'm sure all of us would gladly study all day if we had time and born at the right place/time
Belive me, it is not an anime-manga fly in and chop sequence. So I rate weapons about how usable they are.
---History of Scythes: Chinese figured to attach a blade backwards (5 inch or bit more) to a pole and invented "ga"... to pull down cavalry from horseback. Later other blades were installed and they invented helbard. There is a massive size difference.
---- Scythes. Useless. Polearm is basically to keep enemy at distance and if fails, can use them as a staff. Basically I have a clue about chinese martial arts and how they might handle a pole. Use your scythe on the crops.
---Kai (smal scythe): are garbage. No range compared to a dagger, cannot backstab, only can chop from side to side. A buttering knife is 100 times more dangerous!
----Big swords: bastard swords with 1 and a half handed are used as swords, mace, spear, and also wielded holding the blade(!) in close combat. If the blade is too long no matter how light it is, it becomes impossible to be used normally - and I mean the open battlefield.
----Lineage II bows : Are useless - that have attachments a lot witch might poke your hand while equipping, cannot see the target right, slowly the string reacts, harder to move with if you adventure in a forest.
----Swords with spikes: Waste of metal - Remember, you are to grab the blade in close combat. Besides you cannot sheath them, stuck everywhere, the hidious you look and the opponent grabs the thorn with a gauntlet, it might (not) serve you.
---Swords with double blade: <==---==> If you don't want to hit your opponent and be cut down cruelly, get one! No guard to protect your wrist, no places to grab it, heavyer than a pole with shorter reach, slower than a normal sword, and cannot use a shield or another weapon at offhand while it would be more professional.
---Fist weapons: are made wrong. Including Halo dagger. Chinese developed fist weapons that basically protected the hand (there is a sun-like ring with thorns you might know). I remember Lineage fists that simply suck. One exception: The claws of our X-men hero...
---Swords curving backwards: Are hussar sabers that you cut from horseback.
---Daggers curving backwards: only for backstabbing. But you can use a regular dagger for that porpouse too.
---Chain swords: If you want to be slaughtered, get one! They reduce the power of the hit, defend slowly, cannot stab with, get stuck everywhere, cannot be kept in a sheath and are incredibly fragile.
So no matter how absolute the enchantment on your blade, what element you use, curses, blesses, souldrain (even the wielder becomes endangered!!!) if you don't know the LAW OF THE STEEL, you'r doomed. What it is? "The flesh is stronger than steel". Raise your skills, not enchant your blades, folks!
2nd How I understand when you comment my work. With a comparasion, you go into my smithy and browse weapons.
-- "Nice": Means you put it back where it belongs
--"Awesome!": Means you don't care how it works or if it may not.
--"I'd use that": And buys it at price and uses that in the time of need. Right where it belongs
--"Any special powers?" So you cannot tell by looking at it?! - First you need to learn to wield a normal item, ah, magic... is not for you.
--"Are they real?" Just don't cut your fingers... This is something i always aimed for!
--"I like the... and the... at the..." The first kind of comment I appretiate. Because lets me know where I did a god job.
-- "It is just not right, a ... should not be..." The second comment type I appretiate and courage you is to say that something needs to be improved.
If it was given on a free commission where I remade the item, please, check the original.