Vibration of the blade and how to use it

Everyone is aware of the fact that a sword blade vibrates, at least anyone with a basic level of knowledge of swords. This is especially true for medieval European swords. Pages upon pages have been written about the properties of swords and how to interpret the vibration nodes of the sword. While this is all very interesting and certainly leads to a deeper understanding of the sword, it is only half of the story. As a swordsman I am interested in the practical side, the applicability of these vibration and its nodes and amplitudes if I may use this term...

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