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A school student demonstrates a Pencak Silat form in front of her class.
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
suck my fuckin’ diiiick
Aren’t katanas and longswords made for different overall purposes tho
Katanas are slasher weapons made for cutting masterfully through human flesh so obviously it’s not gonna get through a fucking longsword which is really fucking thick and heavy and made for beating the shit out of people as well as hacking at armour
A katana would slice the shit out of you guys so idk what the fuck you’re so smug about
this is basically like driving a ferarri into a tank.
Now /that’s/ a metaphor
Because how often does metal cut through metal (so long as it’s not designed to) designed
The longsword is not better than the katana, and the katana is not better than the longsword - they were designed with different purposes in mind. One was designed for slashing and one-hit kills while the other for getting past heavy metal armor and bashing via the pommel. Also, a weapon’s effectiveness is only as good as the one wielding it.
I think that claiming one style of sword is better than the other is as silly as claiming that one form of martial art is better than the other. Each have their advantages and disadvantages in a fight or a battle, so there is no point in any of us being smug about weapons or martial arts that are different from ones that we prefer or enjoy.
^ This right here!
Even in katana v katana combat, you don’t go blade to blade for this very reason. Katanas are amazingly sharp, but break or bend easily when hit blade on blade. When guarding you would always use the back of the blade for that very reason. Comparing a longsword and a katana is apples and oranges. They are both fruit, but are not the same. Better to compare fuji apples to granny smith if you want to judge quality of a weapon.
Saxon Miner’s Axe
- Dated: 17th century
- Measurements: overall length 29 3/4”
The axe features a fruitwood shaft inlaid with bone dots and plaques of geometric forms, Christ on the cross on the upper spine, and the grip with a shield bearing crossed swords one side and crossed miner’s tools on the other. This is an unmarked offset axe blade of typical form pierced with a keyhole and two groups of holes and brass ball finial.