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Because 'Hard' was already taken
The swammer is a sword/hammer (warhammer) hybrid. The shaft
immediately below the hammerhead (shaft length customizable) is
sharpened into a blade, which can be fully serrated, partially serrated,
or nonserrated depending on the preferences of the client. The idea
was inspired by my Vaughan framing
(I'll provide a link to a
similar model) which has an all-steel flat shaft. The sharpening of the
shaft of a warhammer adds a lot of utility in combat. If you overswing
with the hammer, the blade still hits and does what blades do. You
can use the hammer head to trap an opponent's weapon or limb, and
saw at it. The possibilities in combat are endless. Keep a normal
hammer-sized swammer in your car/truck/deuce for use as a self-
defense weapon, as a camping tool, and/or rescue/escape tool. Use it
to slice bread or club and fillet a fish (or feline) in one go. Use it to enforce your control of your turf, or to disabuse rival cabbies of the notion that they have any turf you cannot take away from them. I don't care
what you choose to use your swammer for, just buyBUYBUY a
swammer while supplies last.
the referenced inspiring hammer
[21 Quest, Aug 22 2013]
||I wondered why the shank of a hammer was narrowed sometimes to almost blade-like sharpness. Now I know, what I've always suspected: killing.
|| Swing wide my friends, swing wide. If you miss with the head you can always take a piece off somebody with the shaft blade.
|| *noted for historical relevance.
||There's a historic pole-arm very like this ... might be Central/Eastern European, or Asiatic ...
||In Venice I saw a glaive-like polearm with a blade that
extended over halfway down the haft, like sword/axe kind
of thing. It looked less like a battlefield weapon than
something a Landschnekt would carry around to look scary.