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Originally posted by BrainPower
reply to post by dooper
are you talking about those black tomahawks? i asked but supply wont issue
i have been wanting to get one for some time. what type of machete? i got one before, but it was crappy and actually ended up bending!
Originally posted by bl4ke360
I prefer the old fashioned Punt gun, they can take out vehicles, helicopters, groups of 20 men etc., although they are not very maneuverable.
Originally posted by Ismail
Concerning spears. A spear is about the worst weapon you can bring into a fight. For starters, it takes a long time to get to know how they work, and to be able to use one effectively. I would not advise anyone to use a spear for anything other than hunting. Sure it has a good reach, which may get you thinking "I can hold some one off with this". That you may.
So long as that person has no understanding of CQC, and is not really serious about killing you. Fighting in close quarters has a lot to do with range, and guard distance. A knife, for example, has got a short range, but most importantly, no guard distance. Meaning you can stab someone who is close enough to be chewing on your nose.
A spear on the other hand, has long range and therefore a very long guard distance. Meaning that once someone gets past your spear tip, he, or she, can gain control of your weapon, render it useless, and mangle you up with ease. Not good. For effective CQC, you need to be somewhere in the middle. Swords are best. You can grab hold of a spear shaft fairly easily, especially if your opponent has no idea how to use it. Try intercepting a blade with your hand and you have already lost the fight. Also, to do damage with a spear, you need to dish out stabbing blows, which are arguably the easiest blows to intercept or parry.