Originally posted by epitaph.one
reply to post by JDBlack
katana, gladius or spear?
a katana is not good for close quarters combat, a reason why the ninja did not use one, they used the shorter version of a katana, i forget what they are called, i think it starts with a "w". Unless you live in a rural area right now, your going to have to get out of the city which will be alot of CQC if # really goes into chaos.
a gladius would make sense although I think like someone else said, isnt it only 1 edged? would be a good machete.
a spear? # for CQC unless youve trained with one for half your life haha. a hunting with it? do you have the muscles developed to throw the spear like a javelin? cause I know i sure as hell dont. I think i could get maybe 20-30 yards with accuracy and then I dont know how much force it would have.
I would use a hatchet, 1 side for cutting wood (once outside of the city haha) or fashioning tools and or weapons with the blunt side for breaking locks and or something that needed to be opened.edit on 8-12-2010 by epitaph.one because: (no reason given)
The mate to the katana is the wakizashi.
A gladius is double edged. These are good for everything. CQB, camp work. Remember, this was the general tool and weapon of the Legion.
I would favor the Gladius for durability, single edge hatchet, and maybe a boar spear. Remember, you dont always throw a spear. Sometimes its just an extention of your arm.
Now if we were given the option of a missle weapon, I'll take a medium bow thank you.