Is it just me or is Ferrules name wrong? The members of Dassems First Sword were all names after parts (or processes) that make up a sword, now a Ferrule is indeed a part of a sword (and many other tools) however it seems to me that the part ICE was looking for was the "fuller" that being the groove that runs down the center of blade. This groove is there for reasons of strength and weight however common myth has it that the fuller was there let the blood run off the blade. In NOK it's stated "They'd given the hairy, muscular Seti plainsman the name of Ferrule because he liked to fight in close. After any battle the blood literally ran from him." which is what leads me to this conclusion. Opinions?
I'm sure the word ferrule was used to directly refer to the groove in someones sword but I can't find the passage for the life of me
I guess this could have gone on the NOK subforum and indeed may have already been covered there. I shall go search there as well.
This post has been edited by Rooster: 11 July 2010 - 04:32 PM