posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 11:04 PM
Originally posted by RuneSpider
Maybe the ceremonial sword was a Japanese style blade? Even the cheap ones are pretty damaging.
Is there any restriction on what type of blade it is?
edit on 24-11-2010 by RuneSpider because: (no reason given)
Masonic swords (Tyler) are usually from what I've seen Rapiers (guarded handle in some fashion with a thin blade) or a Longsword (straight sword
single or double sided.... or in Masonic cases, no sided)
Templar swords are always Longswords or Knight swords, same thing.. straight edge long blades with a cross hilt.
Scottish rite would most likely use Longswords as well, though someone mentioned a claymore, or 2handed sword being used.
The Shrine uses a Scimitar which is a middle eastern saber, a wide blade curved with a single edge blade.
No branch uses Oriental styled blades like a Katana or a Tachi.
Curved blades are meant for "hacking" while straight edged swords are meant for thrusting.. even the dullest ceremonial sword could be used to
thrust through a body, while almost impossible to "hack" with. Where as a curved blade even dull would be able to inflict more severe damage when
used in such a way, but would unlikely be able to thrust, unless it was a Japanese styled sword, which is thin enough for both purposes.
reply to post by aching_knuckles
and yet the story actually got changed to say Samurai sword at some point
Most news stories change when information comes in? the NYPost is owned by the same guy who controls most newspapers and Foxnews.
And he's not a
Also, I hope the Masons who say "Dont judge us all based on the actions of one!" remember that they said that next time they judge "Arab
Terrorists" or "Liberals" or whatever (as most Masons seem to be conservative and/or Republicans and seem to hold Anglo-centric attitudes).
Never ceases to amuse me when someone speaks out against over generalization using extreme over generalization in the same paragraph. Like someone
should staple a neon "Hi. I'm a hypocrite!" to your back.
Personally I'd say there are more Republicans than Dems in Masonry because Masonry has a larger older population, and older people tend to be more
conservative. Personally, I'm a Liberal minded Libertarian.
but the ones I know think Palin is the height of political discourse
And? You have something against their personal beliefs? Shame on you..