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Author Topic: Favorite kind of weapon?  (Read 18274 times)

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2014, 02:10:36 PM »
Especially with a fancy sword like a katana, maintaining it is the most important thing! XD such hard work though

Interesting Katana fact:
When in the scabbard, a Katana is kept with the sharp side facing up. So it is like an 'n' instead of a 'u'. Most people think it is the other way up :3

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2014, 02:12:27 PM »
Are we talking real life or in Anime?

I'd answer a Katana, since I'm a bit of a fanboy, when it comes to them. The craftsmanship that goes into them, the imagery they conjure up in the mind, the beauty of them is all incredible.

If we're talking practically, then I guess I'd go with a knuckle duster. Easy to conceal, no special training required, cheap, can be used without anyone noticing etc.

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2014, 02:14:04 PM »
I think it depends on the style. It was done so it made it easier to draw and strike a target in one fluid motion, hence the curvature of the blades too

EDIT: That is to say, genuine samurai at the time wore there's edge up. But I think other styles have developed over time.
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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2014, 02:15:23 PM »
@nekonomicon: That makes perfect sense so that when drawn you can also slice without working your wrist so much.
@vacant: but close range weapons have their own difficulties. Great for a street fight, I suppose, but dodging and blocking can become a hassle for your body over extended periods. (Granted wielding larger weapons like a scythe, as I would love to, is also a burden.)

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #64 on: November 16, 2014, 02:24:30 PM »
It does make sense! It also helps when you are riding a horse :3

History lesson! Don't quote me on any of this.
Before the katana, there were tachi. Tachi are basically a Katana that is made slightly differently, and were sheathed with the sharp side down :D

Then the shogunate and all that happened, and the styles of both fighting and making swords changed. That's when the katana was invented :D The use of the swords also changed, as less wars and things happened. So they could afford to spend more time on the ascetics and artiness of the sword.

Seriously don't quote me on any of that, it could all be lies XD

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2014, 02:25:56 PM »
Or it could be the endearing history buff side of a fanboy proudly displaying his knowledge of ancient Japanese warfare.

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #66 on: November 16, 2014, 02:27:55 PM »
Wikipedia knows all :3

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2014, 02:32:16 PM »
Well, what I will say is if I'm entering a street fight and a mother trucker shows up with a battle ready Scythe.......You can bet your house I'd be hauling ass in the opposite direction!


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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2014, 02:34:32 PM »
(le face palm)

I guess scythes are kind of intimidating. Especially if they draw it and have that steady look in their eye like "see this bad boy? I know how to use it. Yeah, that's right, you better run. Mofugga."

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2014, 02:48:18 PM »
Although I would question how someone managed to carry a scythe on their person to a street fight, without a passerby immediately alerting the local authorities....Unless, it was an arranged group fight, in a remote location I guess  :hmm:

But then my next thought would probably be why I was taking part in an arranged brawl in the first place, considering I'm not part of any football firms or bare knuckle boxing groups, at least not to my knowledge.

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2014, 02:52:31 PM »
Yeah, after weight, concealing a big problem for mid-range weapons. Usually you strap them to your back, but that isn't all that great for stealth..

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2014, 03:02:24 PM »
Most weapons depending on the size should be around 3-6 lbs.
Even large weapons like Zeiwhanders dont even get at 10 lbs.

Now for fantasy it doesnt really matter since pretty boys with scrawny arms swing around huge weapons like nothing. As for concealing nothing beats a classic like good old fashioned bandages.

Anyways I know its not really seen as a weapon but I like the idea of shields being used as one.
Whether your being captain america or just doing simple bashing, its all cool, imo.
After that...Spears or medieval straight swords.
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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2014, 03:05:32 PM »
When I think of shields as weapons I think Kingdom Hearts..

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #73 on: November 16, 2014, 03:13:33 PM »
I like a variety of different weapons including ranges and Melee weapons.

Leather Brawling Gloves with Steel Knuckles

2 Katana's

2 Shoto's

A 45 pistol "no particular type in mind."

An LMG "Preferably the same type as the Fronteir Saw's in Defiance"

A Yumi Bow "traditional Japanese long bow longer than the archers body and used in Kyudo Justu"

An AK47

Kunai Knives and Senbone "learned to use them from the Shinigami Ninja herself before she died from a 50cal anti tank shell point blank to the chest"

An anti tank cannon

All hidden inside special pair of pocket universe based storage system implants in my hand "designed by a relative of mine and totally undetectable by a metal detector or a pat down.

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Re: Favorite kind of weapon?
« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2014, 03:14:56 PM »
For a second I thought you were Gelmra because that's outrageous.