04/28/2017 (Fri) 09:10:31
In duel categories, they kinda do. It's a bit different in buhurts because of the knockout rule.
But the thing that matters the most is heavy armour – historically, when plate armour became common in Europe, weapons such as pollaxe or warhammer started appearing, because without a pickaxe-like pointed head, it's hard to pierce armour. Another option was knocking the opponent out (as buhurt categories emulate) and then using dagger to stab into weak spots between plates.