If we compare that to some chivalry weapons, swings per 10 seconds (these are all slashes with overheads and stabs it would be slower. This also takes into account that you can combo more than 3 times in a row which you can’t in chiv, so it would actually be less as you’d have to string in either stabs or overheads as well):
Norse Sword 9
Double Axe 7 (7.5)
Thrusting spear 7 (almost)
Cudgel 11 (almost)
So yes, Cudgel is faster and so are probably the daggers as well, but the 1handers are at the same speed as Norse sword in chivalry, you can perform as many attacks as a vypress as you can with norse sword in the same time frame. Meanwhile the Taurant is faster than Longsword which is a pretty fast 2handed weapon.
Blocking is quite a lot more precise in this game than in chivalry, in chiv the volume is a bit ridicolous as you can sometimes hit someone in their back and they still parry.
After you’ve hit someone who’s winding up an ability they get a penalty time, same as when you feint the ability, which is a lot shorter than the actual cooldown, I agree that they could be a bit less punishing though.