recently I have taken interest in the ancient egyptian weapon called the Khepesh. It's that wierd curved sword that Tomb Kings used to lug around before GW wiped them out. It piqued my interest due to its peculiar shape and I have started gathering data about it, however due to its obscure status this turns out sightly difficult.
For a story I'm writing I need information on how it would behave during battle, and especially if its use differs from standard swords to any considerable degree. The internet thinks that the Khepesh evolved from axes and favored being used in a similar way, so I figure it is more for hot chopping action rather than favoring finesse. It is also not good for quick movements. So the image I'm getting thus far is that of an Orc Choppa. It appears that it is at a disadvantage against more conventional swords due to being unwieldy so again, I figure that it is not very apt at handling such an opponent.
Still I don't know how exactly it was used in combat, i.e. what kind of movements were used to make most of its power and, perhaps, balance its shortcomings, and what the general flow of battle would be. Furthermore, if you would pit a Khopesh user against someone who is armed with, say, a rapier and prefers to take on opponents musketeer-style, what would the resulting battle look like?
I am aware that these are some awful specific questions that I'm asking but I hope that the most astounding knowledge of Warseer can once again provide helpful insight into such matters.