So I have this character who wields a unique weapon called a moonblade. It's a melee weapon designed for close quarters, to be paired with long-distance magic for a complete combat style. For context's sake, this is a low-tech fantasy setting, with the most advanced weapons being crossbows and the like. Essentially the moonblade is a curved piece of steel shaped like this: http://images.clipartpanda.com/crescent-moon-clipart-black-and-white-9c4eagKgi.png It's held at the center of the curve, which bulges out in a cylinder and is wrapped in leather strips for grip. From there, each side gets thinner as you go out and points outwards, away from the body. The whole thing is slightly larger than the average human head. The inside of the curve (minus the grip of course) is sharp and designed for chopping and slicing the opponent's limbs and neck, where the blade can surround its target and limit the opponent's means of escape. The points at each end can also be used for stabbing, though not in a straight outward motion as they're curved inwards slightly. The outside of the curve, on the other hand, is blunt and can be used for parrying small, focused strikes and clocking the opponent in the jaw or top of the head. The shape of the moonblade lends itself to curved, sweeping motions, side-to-side or up and down, in order to catch anything on the sharp bits. Since the points don't face straight out, stabbing motions would be more likely to break the moonblade than anything. Also, it obviously has a very short range; the character who wields it uses a flowing, dance-like combat style that lets her get up close and personal while dodging as many attacks as possible until she gets an opening. She doesn't have much in the defensive department, after all. I don't know if there are any bladed weapon experts in the area, but what do you think about this? Does it make intuitive sense? How effective do you think it would be?