|Robin Kestrel - 2016-07-18 |
|Cena_mark - 2016-07-18 |
Bronze is terrible for making swords cause it can't make a blade long enough for a katana.
The average length of a katana was between 24 and 27 inches. That's extremely short compared to the great European arming sword. Your basic, 9th century Oakshott Type X sword, for example, was 30 inches long, almost half a foot longer than a 16th century katana - and the Type X is one of the SHORTEST designs available to a European blademaster! Anything less than that was considered a shortsword, or even a dagger.
Most knightly swords averaged at least 34 inches, while the two-handed Scottish claymore, to name one specific sword, rocked the scale at around 42 inches - 175% the length of the katana. Meanwhile, a 16th century boar-hunting sword, which was contemporary with the "best" katanas ever made, had blades that would average about four feet in length - a 200% advantage, at least! Twice the power of a katana, and in a weapon simply meant to battle, not other knights, but mere pigs!
Don't even get me started on the improtance of shields, or the fact that katanas were made of pig-iron, rather than proper Wootz steel, using techniques the Vikings and the Celts had mastered (then moved on from) a thousand years earlier. I'd sooner trust my life to a shitty bronze sword paired with a badass Spartan shield, then to one of your precious katardas.
Go hide behind a shield coward.
A shield, a warhorse, and a suit of the finest German full plate armor.
A thousand brave samurai will bravely die before my longsword.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
Has anyone made a mod for total war that allows you to fight armies from all the other total war games? Including shogun and medieval? That would be amazing!!!
|memedumpster - 2016-07-19 |
Next Thanksgiving I am going to make a cherished list of embarrassing things I used to think were cool, but poeTV shamed me out of. Number one will be "swords."
So you've turned into a halberd-and-warhammer kind of guy, too, huh?
Followed by, at present, about 90 more comments debating the practicality of glass as a sword material.
Without looking, I'd say the best way to make a glass sword would be like the Aztec's obsidian Macuahuitl - a large, flat club with glass embedded in the edge.
It could also work for a disposable assassin's blade, particularly in a situation where court wizards have cast spells for detecting traditional metal swords.
Slingshots are the superior human weapon.
No one questions what glass can do out of a slingshot.
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