All weapons in the "Kingdom come: Deliverance" have three damage stats: stab damage, slash damage and the blunt damage. The stabbing attack is performed with a different button than the slashing one, so there is no confusion between those two.
Quite obviously, swords deal lots of slashing damage while maces do a lot of blunt one, while axes do a bit of both:
But if a weapon (such as an axe) does "22 slash" and "21 blunt" - does it mean it deals both of this damage types on a successful swing?
I've seen a few answers suggesting that the blunt damage is dealt only when you attack with a blunt part of the weapon - in case of swords, you can see an occasional animation (during a perfect block) involving an attack with the hilt of the sword. But to my best knowledge, there is no such attack animation for an axe* or animation showing attack with a sharp (?!!) part of the mace.
So, the question is: is blunt and slashing damage calculated at the same time on a regular swing?
- Edit: Actually there is an animation showing attack with the hilt of the axe, but its quite rare and I haven't notice that it was doing any damage. However, I've noticed a huge difference in damage done by sword and axe when fighting a knight in the full plate: while a St George sword (72 slashing) was doing barely any damage, an good old heavy axe (38 slashing, 36 blunt) took the knight down in a few hits.