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#127 - I'm gonna disagree that the width of the blade makes any damn …  [+] (2 replies) 03/24/2015 on Reflection 0
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#176 - jeitron (03/24/2015) [-]
Sigh...are we really having this argument about the typicals double edged vs katanas again?

There's no point, katanss and double edges are apples and oranges that both served different purposes irl. Katana's werent made for blocking like we always see in the games/movies, doubles edges were bulkier and made of better for heavily armored opponents but both were outclassed by the spear anyways.

Historically speaking, spears were more versatile and commonly used, it's just that swords were romanticized and overglorified as some ultimate weapon of the past.
#187 - justakewldewd (03/24/2015) [-]
One: You're the first person to use the word 'Katana' in this entire thread.

Two: Is the only point of reference that people have for swords Legend of Zelda and Japanese Animation? There was a bunch of movies a while ago called Pirates of the Caribbean, ever seen it? They had this neat little thing called a Cutlass, those were a nice piece of kit. Then there's the Chinese Dao, big front heavy fucker that was good for chopping. Watch a Jackie Chan movies, there's about a fifty-fifty chance you'll see one some time. Next there's the Rapier which was made most famous by The Three Musketeers and it's various reincarnations, recently the series currently running on the BBC. You know what all those had in common? They're all single edged weapons.

Three: Fuck yeah on your point about spears though. More useful, less cost, and you're not going to cut yourself if you put more distance between your hands during close combat. I'd also add axes to the list of under appreciated blades, though the Lord of the Rings movies did increase their popularity with the Gimli character.

That is all.
#120 - I don't know, there's something to be said about being able to…  [+] (4 replies) 03/24/2015 on Reflection -1
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#121 - reican (03/24/2015) [-]
double edged blades are wider, thus using the "flat" side to block allows you to block far better.
#127 - justakewldewd (03/24/2015) [-]
I'm gonna disagree that the width of the blade makes any damn difference when it comes to blocking. Your taking two flattened shafts and banging them together, one's not magically going to move through the other one just because one is wider or thinner. You could use a damn knitting needle as long you get your metal between you and the opponent's. And at least you don't have to worry about accidentally cutting yourself on your own sword if you put a hand higher on the shaft to block a considerably heavy blow... which is also less of a worry with a single-edged blade.

Point Single-Edged

Though thinking about it, that's only true for slashing attacks. Blocking against thrusts does give the edge to a wider sword... if only because the wider sword protects a larger area from being ventilated. I mean, you don't block a thrust with a sword, do you? You either use an actual shield or you parry that shit.

Half Point Double-Edged

And of course you wouldn't use the edge of the blade to block, that'll send all that work grinding a nice edge straight into the shitter. That's like... what, right behind 'how to grip' and 'how to swing' on the list of lessons for how to not kill yourself with a sword? Although... come to think of it, is some idiot does just keep blocking with the edge, they just have to turn the blade around and they get a brand new edge to play with.

Point Double-Edged

Wait, let me tally up the scores here.

1, Single-Edged
1.5, Double-Edged

Hold up, that wasn't supposed to happen. Uhh... smokebomb!
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#176 - jeitron (03/24/2015) [-]
Sigh...are we really having this argument about the typicals double edged vs katanas again?

There's no point, katanss and double edges are apples and oranges that both served different purposes irl. Katana's werent made for blocking like we always see in the games/movies, doubles edges were bulkier and made of better for heavily armored opponents but both were outclassed by the spear anyways.

Historically speaking, spears were more versatile and commonly used, it's just that swords were romanticized and overglorified as some ultimate weapon of the past.
#187 - justakewldewd (03/24/2015) [-]
One: You're the first person to use the word 'Katana' in this entire thread.

Two: Is the only point of reference that people have for swords Legend of Zelda and Japanese Animation? There was a bunch of movies a while ago called Pirates of the Caribbean, ever seen it? They had this neat little thing called a Cutlass, those were a nice piece of kit. Then there's the Chinese Dao, big front heavy fucker that was good for chopping. Watch a Jackie Chan movies, there's about a fifty-fifty chance you'll see one some time. Next there's the Rapier which was made most famous by The Three Musketeers and it's various reincarnations, recently the series currently running on the BBC. You know what all those had in common? They're all single edged weapons.

Three: Fuck yeah on your point about spears though. More useful, less cost, and you're not going to cut yourself if you put more distance between your hands during close combat. I'd also add axes to the list of under appreciated blades, though the Lord of the Rings movies did increase their popularity with the Gimli character.

That is all.
#101 - What episode is this from?  [+] (1 reply) 02/20/2015 on 50 shades of... wut 0
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#195 - xerixima (02/21/2015) [-]
For the life of me, I don't remember of the top of my head, but I'm sure someone will sauce it to you. And if not, I will find it. Tomorrow. It's 2am and I need my sleep.
#66 - Comment deleted 02/19/2015 on Smash 0
#14 - Picture 02/13/2015 on He-man 0
#12 - Prove it.  [+] (3 replies) 02/13/2015 on He-man 0
#13 - miwauturu (02/13/2015) [-]
I was wrong, I was mistaking it with this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqVxC6JWIM
#16 - slackerbro (02/13/2015) [-]
Don't feel bad. On belgium tv, they did that just this week.
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#32 - Picture  [+] (1 reply) 02/13/2015 on First world problems +15
#38 - blackholedragon (02/13/2015) [-]
here have a video version.