Re: Two weapons

From: Mikko Rintasaari <mikrin_at_...>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 04:12:21 +0200 (EET)

On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Andrew Barton wrote:

> > As far as I know there is very little evidence of two-weapon use in the
> ancient/medieval world--the only example I can think of is Renaissance
> rapier-duelling (highly stylised).
> The other example is samurai swordsmen - IMO again primarily as a duelling
> skill.
> If you're going to provide an edge to this style, there should also be a
> penalty when under missile fire or fighting as part of a formation.
> Are there any mentions of this style in myth or heroic literature?

Some viking and celtic heroes are known to have fought like this.


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