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 Post subject: The Katana
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:38 am 
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What did you want to know about the Katana but were too shy to ask, like ... what about folding?

Pt 1 of 5 parts.


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 Post subject: Re: The Katana
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So basically: "its complicated." I knew that, but good to hear it confirmed :lol:

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Lindybeige's take on the Katana


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You have a thing for Katanas eh? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Katana
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Anthropoid wrote:
You have a thing for Katanas eh? ;)
No.

My preference would be something like the Rapier



But how many times have you heard 'the Rapier can cut through a machine gun barrel ... IIRC, I been hearing that type stuff about the Katana since the end of WW2, literally.

So a series of videos debunking the miracle weapon is in order.

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 Post subject: Re: The Katana
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Ah that makes sense!

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 Post subject: Re: The Katana
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:17 pm 
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abradley wrote:
Anthropoid wrote:
You have a thing for Katanas eh? ;)
No.

My preference would be something like the Rapier



Quick & deadly. :) After seeing a proper Lunge demonstrated, with a rapier, it struck me as having very surprising and lethal capabilities from deceptive distances.

I also have an old rapier, of the more decorative style from around WW1. The thin steel blade has a serious point and is surprisingly light & quick. Would take almost no effort, running right between & through a ribcage. :shock:

Of course, if it came down to old school melee weapons, the tried and true spear, and it's derivatives, was always the first choice workhorse. ;)


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But how many times have you heard 'the Rapier can cut through a machine gun barrel ... IIRC, I been hearing that type stuff about the Katana since the end of WW2, literally.

So a series of videos debunking the miracle weapon is in order.



Yeah, there's been too much overblown hype regarding the katana. Sure, it's a good looking tool and quite capable at slashing un/lightly-armored peasants back in the day. Being a curved blade, it was also more of a one-trick pony. Like most swords around the world, it was mainly a status symbol and back-up weapon. For the Samurai, the Daikyu (bow) and Yari (spear) were the real go-to weapons of warfare.

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This guy ("Skallagrim") has a huge amount of weapon testing, sparring, informational YT vids. Some interesting stuff. He's obviously into competitive sparring, collecting, etc, so has far more practical experience with all this stuff than the rest of us do.

Also has some antique gun stuff.


I think someone posted one of his first-person cam Saber duel vids, here, in the past.


https://www.youtube.com/user/SkallagrimNilsson/videos

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 Post subject: Re: The Katana
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NefariousKoel wrote:
This guy ("Skallagrim") has a huge amount of weapon testing, sparring, informational YT vids. Some interesting stuff. He's obviously into competitive sparring, collecting, etc, so has far more practical experience with all this stuff than the rest of us do.

Also has some antique gun stuff.


I think someone posted one of his first-person cam Saber duel vids, here, in the past.


https://www.youtube.com/user/SkallagrimNilsson/videos
Speaking of Skallagrim



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