4 Rules to the Meyer Square

March 17, 2021 Sean Franklin 0

I don’t like remembering arbitrary sequences. And on the surface the 16-cut pattern that forms the Meyer’s Square is the exact type of arbitrary sequence that I hate. But is it really?

“Safe Sword” is made up words

January 20, 2021 Sean Franklin 0

We frequently talk about how to make swords “safe”. Unfortunately unless you can come up with a definition which satisfies a few specific criteria, the word “safe” doesn’t have a lot of meaning.

Blade Stresses

August 19, 2020 Sean Franklin 0

We are used to thinking about the forces that swords apply on their targets, but we don’t spend as much time thinking about the forces that the targets apply to the swords. Between axial, shear, bending, and torsion there is a lot more going on than you might have thought!