Originally Posted by ronpakis
as for bugis: the pistol like grip is not a very logical solution if you are planning to stab someone. it just does not fit your hands right...
Hi Ronpakis, the Bugis pistol grip handle is probably one of the earliest studies in ergonomics. It is perfectly made for thrusting. It moulds into the hand and keeps it in a comfortable postion for delivering a strong thrust.
You can look at the pistol grips on epee and foil blades for modern fencing. Its the same principle.
Just to be sure, pardon me for asking, but has anyone shared with you how the bugis keris handle is held correctly?
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