Hello all!

Finally, after more years than I care to count playing with the concepts, I've managed to finish an article about sword balance and mass distribution...

It focuses on how to measure meaningful properties directly on the sword with as little calculus as possible (perhaps an addition or a subtraction somewhere ). The properties have some intuitive interpretations in terms of handling for example, at least in my opinion... Of course I've left some things out and a more advanced interpretation is still a work in progress.

Read the article here!

Please don't hesitate to comment! It's the only way I'm going to be able to iron out the parts that are not clear...

I hope the method described can be used in reviews to introduce some more objectivity in the appreciations of handling and ease comparisons.

In appendices you will find raw data measured on swords and some mathematical demonstrations that could be of interest to the maths/physics geeks out there

Regards,