Vibration of swords

My Hanwei practical Norman sword vibrates when slapped on the pommel, or on the blade, is that normal? Im quite new, infect this is my first sword so I'm a bit of noob.

Comments for Vibration of swords

Click here to add your own comments

Yup
by: Paul

Medieval swords are actually kind of flexible (or at least, should be) and this vibration is perfectly normal.

If you slap the blade on the flat you will note an area that vibrates less - this is, as Michael Tinker Pearce would call it, a vibrational node - and is the center of percussion, the so called 'sweet spot' which will deliver the most solid strike/cut.

So short answer, yes - it is quite normal - a medieval sword SHOULD vibrate when struck.

Hope this helps.

- Paul

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask Questions.

Looking for honest, trustworthy sword sellers? Look no further than:

The Official SBG Sword Buyers Directory!

Sword Buyers Digest Newsletter!

Sword Buyers Digest Newsletter

Sign Up Now

Sign Up to Our FREE Monthly E-zine for all the latest sword news, info and much, much more! Click here for more info.