The act of grabbing the blade of a sword, usually a long sword, in close quarters combat. Seen a lot in the movie Ironclad. Since a broad or long sword is not made to be razor sharp, pinching the blade a specific way allows you grab the blade without cutting your hand. It is also used as a way to disarm an oppenent who is not expecting you to gsrab their sword or has just been wounded.
Hey do you see that guy half swording at the renaissance festival?
by shinwa98 March 06, 2014