Originally Posted by lordbd
"Your body must be like a stone, your mind... like a meatloaf."
Originally Posted by strikistanian
Originally Posted by Devil
Will do , I understand it has a true meaning mostly I have ever hears it used with projectile weapons but thought I'd give it a "swing" lol ya'll take care.
Originally Posted by Estarlio
Even in projectiles stopping power versus range are different issues.
This video never stops being funny.
Originally Posted by ermghoti
Originally Posted by Matt Phillips
This sort of thing creeps up in the katana vs rapier fantasy discussions that come up from time to time. Kirk if I recall correctly didn't we decide a long time ago that the rapier guy dies right away bleeding out from a missing limb but the katana guy dies a few days later from sepsis due to the hole he incurred coming in?
Make up your own conclusion, everyone else does anyways. FWIW the wrist (hand, general area) is the easiest/ safest target with a sword.
you can chop with a rapier as well, if you are so mad as to actually want do to just that.
Cutting with a rapier is perfectly valid and I have enough scrapes in the gel coat of my mask to back this up.* It should be pretty effective against something soft or delecate, like a hand, although the hilt makes this tricky. However, it's not really the best way to use one. Apart from taking the opponent out of threat as the sword rotates, it's a little long. IIRC, the article linked earlier (The Dubious Quick Kill) mentions a duelling sword being bent beyond use against an opponents head.
*It doesn't photograph well, so no custard test.
I approve of this topic given the incipient Zombie Apacolypse.
Never have to reload a sword!!!!
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
They're not really designed for chopping but they can deliver a vicious draw-cut.
Originally Posted by Moenstah
Stopping power of a sword?
Yup... Swords have stopping power. They stop fights.
When I pull out my $35 flea market Katanna, the fight stops.
Either : a) The fight stops because I pulled out a sword so the guy fucking shot me.
b) The fight stops because guy says "well **** that" and runs
c) The fight stops because I hit the dickhead with a 3lb barely sharpened piece of cheap steel... When I should have used a bat....
yup... the stopping power of swords....
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