I recently watched the classic film Rob Roy and after watching the duel at the end I was very interested in the sword Liam Neeson used to cleave open Tim Roth’s chest. I did research and discovered that the sword that Liam Neeson used was called a basket-hilted broadsword, which had a thicker and heavier blade than a regular rapier sword. Because of its stronger and heavier blade, this would be a more ideal rapier-like weapon to use against armored opponents. I am thinking of making this sword the weapon of choice for the son of a duke in my fantasy series.



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