posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 04:05 PM
For all of you that posted samurai or other types of swords, please realize that if it is not a traditionally made "functional" sword blade, it is
not going to help you as much as you'd like. I've spent some time reading up on metallurgy, and the mass produced stamped out swords that you see
so often in novetly shops are virtually useless in a combat scenario. At the very least you'd need something like a Paul Chen Hanwei Forge Practical
Katana or better. If you're not concerned about striking distance I'd suggest a shorter, sturdier blade that can still be used for hacking, similar
to the one Stallone used on the most recent Rambo movie.
If you find yourself in a tight spot, you can always quickly throw together the following or something similar:
1. Take two long socks (dress socks work nicely, unfold them, and them put one inside the other and make a double layer sock.
2. Drop 2 or 3 golf balls or rocks, or other hard, heavy, generally unbreakable objects inside the inner sock.
3. Tie a knot just above the objects inside the socks to prevent them from ungrouping or moving around.
4. Tie a know near the open end; this will give you something to hold on to.
You cannot imagine the head speed you can generate with a good pair of elastic dress socks and three golf balls. I find the golf ball solution to be
optimal because they are made to withstand multiple hard impacts, they are designed to efficiently transfer energy to the target, and they are smooth
and will not wear down the sock sheathing, as would rocks, etc.
I actually carry one of these in my car, and after trying it out on a double ply heavy duty cardboard box (think really heavy duty), I am confident
that it can handle whatever a human body can throw at it.
Use this information responsibly.