the logical conclusion
Flint is obviously meant to be the wrist, the past tense, from whence the attack is born and from which it cannot separate itself. Silver, of course, is the
end of the blade, where the attack arrives; the present tense, which also cannot be denied. When they work in concert, any enemy who is not capable of monitoring their two points in space is going to die, according to this theory of the genesis and completion of the strike.
And I’m over here just thinking they should band together and form the entire sword; pommel and hilt and blade and point altogether, the momentum and impact, the whole of the weapon united. James Flint, you are far too smart to get so caught up in these Byzantine metaphors in such a literal way. John Silver, shame on you for handling that whole conversation so clumsily.
Now kiss, make up, and go kick Rogers’ ass.