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#6 - fantomen
Reply +7
(06/10/2012) [-]
Big European swords are the best swords.   
>inb4 some 14 kid tries to argue that katanas are better, because they look cooler.
Big European swords are the best swords.
>inb4 some 14 kid tries to argue that katanas are better, because they look cooler.
#56 to #6 - waaw
Reply +4
(06/11/2012) [-]
There is no best sword. Each sword is suited to the environment it developed in. In Europe they had loads of iron, so they could make iron armor and so a katana would be much less useful. In japan they had very bad iron so it had to be refined over and over, so they ended up with light swords that could cut through bamboo and leather. In Rome they used their swords as a mass produced weapon, so it had to be short and easily used with a shield. If a centurion used a katana or claymore, the whole unit would be screwed over. If a knight used a gladius or katana, they wouldn't be able to utilize their strength. If a samurai used a claymore or gladius, they'd either not have enough reach or would be too slow. Each sword is good in its own combat.
#44 to #6 - anon
Reply 0
(06/11/2012) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #194 at Punchline ** I myself would prefer a katana or something like that primarily because I'd rather have speed and agility over my little ass trying to lug around a giant ass blade, if I'd have it my way I'd walk around all day with a Scythe, but nooo it's deemed as "weird" to begin slashing away at people and claim to be death... Jesus Christ I'm rambling... **** you!
#28 to #6 - rickdadick
Reply +10
(06/11/2012) [-]
Personally I prefer lightsabers.
Personally I prefer lightsabers.
#19 to #6 - zerodate
Reply +5
(06/11/2012) [-]
The average European sword is useless compared to the average katana. A large amount of European swords were simply quickly made crap compared to a katana which took weeks and were extensively tested before the smith would let go of it. However a master crafted European sword IE: a knight/nobleman's gaurd would be almost on the same level but still not as effective because unless its a killage because both the katana and killage have a weighted end which allows them to easily cut through enemies.
#15 to #6 - anon
Reply 0
(06/10/2012) [-]
A very simplified explanation of why that was a completely unfair test.

There is absolutely no doubt that European swords had great merit, and were in many cases the equal of japanese swords, if at least by their mastery of heat treatment and folded and damascus steels.

But please don't illustrate your point with a gif that portrays the true majesty that is japanese craftmanship with such innacurate and misleading methods.
#9 to #6 - anon
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(06/10/2012) [-]
They are lighter so they are much faster
#8 to #6 - Dragonchampion
Reply 0
(06/10/2012) [-]
Where is that from?
#7 to #6 - zakene
Reply 0
(06/10/2012) [-]
Really depends on how they are crafted. I like both in each their ways.
#12 to #7 - vedopunky
Reply +2
(06/10/2012) [-]
i like short blades like spartan short swords and machetes because they are easy to handle with little experience and very versatile
#13 to #12 - zakene
Reply 0
(06/10/2012) [-]
We are not allowed to have weapons like this where I come from. We gotta get a permit and that's goddamn hard. Wish I could try one though, always been a fan of swords.
#14 to #13 - vedopunky
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(06/10/2012) [-]
i live in rural Missouri as long as we dont run down the street yelling imma kill you were can do what ever pretty much