I never realized it until I saw this video, but Hollywood does love the "SHING!" noise that "all swords" make when being drawn. As someone who owns a sword (a stage quality hand and a half, or bastard, sword), I have yet to draw it to that distinctive sound. Almost like it doesn't happen that way.
I've checked out a number of Nikolas' videos, and all make interesting points on the mechanics of ancient warfare. There's even one describing bad guy aim in Imperial Stormtroopers. I'd recommend giving them a watch. If you appreciate the videos as much as I do, be sure to visit his site and tell him so.Tags: Thursday's Thoughts