Sword

2012-02-13 22:06:26
Date: 2006
Size: 125cm x 32cm x 11cm

Sword is a sculpture that demonstrates the use of a long sword. The technique called Half-sword used by the sword wielders was to grab the blade of the sword and use it more like a staff weapon than a sword. The front part of the blade was used as a dagger, the back part as a shield, the guard as a pickaxe and the pommel as a hammer.

Sword demonstrates each of these areas literally in a life size version of a sword.