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Why didn't medieval people wear SWORDS on their BACK?

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Only works with a short sword.
And if it’s short, why bother? :lol:

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Thanks!  I can’t watch both in “one setting,” and this is very interesting.  I used to fence, which isn’t the same as using a 2-handed combat sword.  I like it!;)

 

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I can see carrying it like that on the March but not in a fight.

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Only in Hollywood! :P

See Mel pull his sword at 1:01 mark of the trailer below. ;)

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1 hour ago, Father Kit Cool Gun Garth said:

Only in Hollywood! :P

See Mel pull his sword at 1:01 mark of the trailer below. ;)

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Cinema trickery! :lol:

 

 

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Didn't Conan the Barbarian wear one on his back?

 

W.K.

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11 hours ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

Didn't Conan the Barbarian wear one on his back?

 

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Yup. And Deadpool and dozens of other movie characters.

But not in the old days. ;)

 

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Shows what I know.  I thought those half scabbards similar to what the guy in the first video had (but without the shelf) were common back then.  I bet if they wanted to draw it from the back they figured out a way. 

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11 hours ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

Didn't Conan the Barbarian wear one on his back?

 

W.K.

Immortals in the highlander shows kept their swords in a dimensional pocket. 

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I bought a shotgun scabbard that goes on one's back. It took a few tries but I got it to work just fine. The key is having only one anchor point up high. I imagine it would work for a  sword, like in the first video, but I have determined that a shotgun scabbard is only good for one thing...making money for the guy selling them. :rolleyes::blink:

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22 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Only works with a short sword.
And if it’s short, why bother? :lol:

 

That's what my old girlfriend used to say. :blink:

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The scene you referenced in the trailer was him drawing a flail.

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