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.

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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

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