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Two equal swords clashing

  1. Aug 28, 2003 #1
    Eh.... when two identical swords "clang" together, is it possible that one of them breaks into two while the other one is still intact??

    Thanks....sorry for asking such a question....watching too much anime you see....
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  3. Aug 28, 2003 #2


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    Yes, certainly- if the edge of one hits the flat blade of the other.

    Or, more generally, assuming that "identical" means each has the same strong points and weak points, if a strong point on one strikes a weak point on the other.
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