All Darves are nude, and are given a candlenut crossbow, grand master marksmanship, and 50 rounds of the requesite ammunition. All Dwarves start fifteen squares apart, and are organized into two sides. The battl is left to run five minutes fater victory to account for death by suffocation.
First test: Feather wood vs Bloodthorn bolts. Side A is given feather wood, and side B given bloodthorn
Test 1: Side B victory, no casualties.
Test 2: Side B victory, 2 unconscious.
Test 3:Side B Victory, No Casualties
Notes: While neither bolt is particularly sharp, bloodthorn is over ten times as heavy. The battle was over within three vollies, frankly. Side A was utterly incapacitiated, the rest was just mopping up. Featherwood bolts were incapable of delivering more than a flesh wound, even when fired by excellent marksman. Bloodthorn bolts inflicted massive numbers of chipped bones, and were capable of slicing in unprotected areas, such as the throat. The Force was more than enough to skewer internal organs from hit targets. Most common death was due to headshot, with a significant number of bleeding out.
Second test: Adamantine Versus Steel.
Side A gets Addy, Side B gets steel
Test 1: Adamantine victory, no casualties, if some pretty severe injuries.
Test 2: Adamantine victory, three deaths.
Test 3: Adamantine Victory, 1 death.
The results speak for themselves. The superior sharpness of adamantine makes up for being roughly as weighty as cork. These tests only confirm that more weight is typically stronger than less weight.