In Wuxia, it appears double edge swords are more popular than single edge swords.
I wonder why. Single edge swords are as practical as double edge swords without the risk of cutting urself with the back edge. I can see how double edge swords can have better offense if you use the back edge but that's pretty uncommon esp with heavy swords, and u lose out on alot of defensives moves since you have to worry about the back edge. So how come swordsmen prefer double edge swords? Is it because it simply looks better? In japan, the opposite is true, single edge swords are dominant.