The hilt was not what he was refering to. There are some blades, certain types of swords for example, that don't have edges from end to end. There are swords
that have a foot or so of dull edge above the hilt, like the ming dao.

At 11:34 AM 03/04/2011, you wrote:
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Your chances of,
A: actually having a blade with a kind of hilt, and
B. being able to grab that hilt before the blade slices you into ribbons,
Are, very, very, very, very slim.

Best Regards,

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