Why pyramidal points ?

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Why pyramidal points ?

Postby Thearos » 15 Aug 2018 23:30

Is there any particular mechanical advantage to a pyramidal point ("bodkin" arrows, crossbow points, some warhammers, ancient catapult bolts, Roman pilum head) as opposed to a leaf-shaped blade ?
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Re: Why pyramidal points ?

Postby admin » 17 Oct 2018 10:37

Flatter blade sections tend to bend and/or roll when they impact on plate. Even bodkins roll, but less so than flatter blades.

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