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greatest weapons ever - allegedly

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posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by cyberdude78
I was under the impression that katanas were somewhat overrated. I mean sure they're nice, but generally aren't they of about the same sharpness as most European swords?Other than that decent choices I suppose, although I didn't think the war boomerrang would be considered one of the top ten.


A katana is way different than Medieval European Swords. This is why, because the Katana is super sharp and curved and only single bladed.

The Katana can only cut on one surface and can only cut in a slashing motion as well, European swords are good for hacking and stabbing, however the Katana is good for slicing and slashing.

I saw this video where this one samurai master(modern) took a Katana and brought it down(in a choping motion) at full force on someone's hand, didn't even leave a cut, it was just bruised from the metal. But when he slashed several stocks of Bamboo, they all had a clean cut through them. Cool eh? You can't chop someone, but you can slice them. Super lethal like that.

Shattered OUT.




posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
I saw this video where this one samurai master(modern) took a Katana and brought it down(in a choping motion) at full force on someone's hand, didn't even leave a cut, it was just bruised from the metal. But when he slashed several stocks of Bamboo, they all had a clean cut through them. Cool eh? You can't chop someone, but you can slice them. Super lethal like that.


Color me skeptical on that one.
I've studied Kendo and spent along time swinging real Katanas... a full force chop would shatter the bones in the hand of the poor sucker. It's still heavy, and just the blunt force trama alone would be enough to rupture the skin.

Aside from that, check out post#1706217 on the first page... I went into a bit more detail about exactly what maked the katana such a superior weapon.



posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by BitRaiser
Color me skeptical on that one.
I've studied Kendo and spent along time swinging real Katanas... a full force chop would shatter the bones in the hand of the poor sucker. It's still heavy, and just the blunt force trama alone would be enough to rupture the skin.

Aside from that, check out post#1706217 on the first page... I went into a bit more detail about exactly what maked the katana such a superior weapon.

Alright, a bit of exagerration intended, but you got what I meant, that chopping someone with a katana will not draw blood, it'll just hurt.

Shattered OUT...



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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I watched that programe too and was impressed with what I saw.

As to you skeptics who bad mouth the Walther PPK, I feel I must point out that the original caliber was something like 7.65mm - not the bog standard .9mm of today.

The 'pike' was included because yes, any peasant could handle it after a few hours training but real pike men were trained for hours at a time. The pike was used to destroy heavy cavalry (knights) charging at full gallop. Does anybody remember the Spartan Phalanx? Pikes have been around for a couple of thousand years and are second to none!

The Longbow, almost exclusively produced by the Welsh, held sway across Europe for a couple of hundred years (as the programe stated) but it only fell from favour with the arrival of the rifled musket. In fact, I would go as far as to say that the Longbow changed the course of European history.

The war boomerang was not new to me. When I was in Aussie a long time ago, I watched a demo given by local Abbos and their effect was extraordinary. I for one was rather glad I had my trusty SLR with me!

The AK47 in any guise has to be one of the best, if not the best, modern assault rifles anywhere in the modern world. Sink it in water, bury it in mud or snow, drive over it or even freeze it, It will still fire thousands of rounds when you press the trigger. In fact, I once saw an AK with 2 bullet holes in it, still capable of firing. Whci, in my opinion, is exactly what it should do.

Katanas were the prefered weapon of the Samurai. This ancient and noble warrior sect were famed swordsmen, taught almost from birth to use this weapon with deadly skill. It's strength is still surpassed by none, even today!

The human mind and body are the most effective fighting machine ever perfected and Win Chun is by far the best. It was a good choice for the number 1 spot.



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