posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 07:16 PM
In reply to Gyo01,
I dunno, the Filipinos armed with no armor and only ginuntings (short swords) were able to slaughter american infantry left and right that were armed
with pistols. They killed americans soldiers that outweighed them by 80 pounds on average so efficiently using just swords that americans had to
invent the .45 caliber round and the 1911pistol just to stop them.
The sword is a fearsome weapon. Especially within 6 foot of a person. Swords are also good at parrying spears. Yeah, spears are more common cause
you can get proficient with one very easily consideribg its learning curve is so obtuse. Swords were for officers and better trained soldiers.
Having said all that I'd prefere to have a spear going in if I were in formation and supported by other soldiers, and the sword for when the melee
fact of the matter is if a guy has a pistol and the other has a sword and they are within 10 foot of each other, odds are, unless the pistolier is
really good, the dude with the sword is going to literally evicerate the poor guy with the gun.
Also, as cool as it is fir ceremonial purposes (which I support) meteorite forged swords are crappy in usage. Britle, too heavy, hard to keep sharp.
God forbid you attempt a florette with one, you'll shatter the sword.
As far as modern battle field usage goes. The philippino recon marines are using swords right now to kill radical terrorists in mindinao in close
quarters combat. Us soecial forces are even cross training with them these days because they realise the blade even after thousands of years is
still one of the most efficient killing tools there are.
edit on 7-6-2016 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)