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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2013, 11:01:31 PM »
we were all young and stupid once :P

(I used to think number's 3 and 2 were real. OK, I kinda think number two is still true XD)
For the sake of fairness their arguments in #2 sound like "no, we've never had a heavier than air flying machine, we'll never discover/invert one."  Short of being all knowing, that's a rather blanket statement of them, no?
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« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2013, 11:14:51 PM »
For the sake of fairness their arguments in #2 sound like "no, we've never had a heavier than air flying machine, we'll never discover/invert one."  Short of being all knowing, that's a rather blanket statement of them, no?

Of course, it does have the air of authoritativeness.  really though, the magic I refer to is really the magic in being able to turn dirt to a shiny pretty looking weapon: even after the science is known, there is still that element of mystery to it, which adds the magic to it.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2013, 03:55:37 PM »
Just got this puppy of a sparring sword.

and it is awesome.
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« Reply #108 on: October 22, 2013, 06:36:49 PM »
Just got this puppy of a sparring sword.

and it is awesome.

Is the serious version of this intended as a slashing sword only, or is it also a thrusting sword?

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2013, 07:42:12 AM »
Is the serious version of this intended as a slashing sword only, or is it also a thrusting sword?

It's based on a scottish broad sword, so both.
You can put any nylon blade that's one handed on the handle though.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #110 on: November 03, 2013, 12:34:35 AM »
http://traditionalfilipinoweapons.com/EspadayDaga.html

This line is so full of fail.

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The Filipinos imitated the Spanish version of Espada Y Daga and soon found the weaknesses working a way to make the offensive moves complicated so Spaniards could not counter it.

Really?!?
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #111 on: November 09, 2013, 04:44:31 PM »
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« Reply #112 on: November 09, 2013, 11:05:16 PM »

greeks too. Wha cha think?

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #113 on: November 13, 2013, 08:27:56 PM »

And I had to stop at samurai part.

I think they used every myth in the book. Including Masamune invented the katana, who we're not even sure existed at all.
And it was the katana that stopped the mongols not geography and a lucky storm.

UGHHHHH!
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #114 on: January 06, 2014, 05:10:18 PM »
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110719194352.htm

Heavy Metal Hardens Battle: Body Armor Hindered Medieval Warriors

Ah, no. The reason the French lost at the Battle of Agincourt was that were forced to charge head on due to the landscape.
The same thing would have happened if they were unarmored.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #115 on: January 06, 2014, 06:05:34 PM »
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110719194352.htm

Heavy Metal Hardens Battle: Body Armor Hindered Medieval Warriors

Ah, no. The reason the French lost at the Battle of Agincourt was that were forced to charge head on due to the landscape.
The same thing would have happened if they were unarmored.

Plus, it's generally easier to carry significant amounts of weight that are as evenly distributed as possible, as opposed to all in one thing like a backpack.

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #116 on: January 06, 2014, 06:42:17 PM »
Plus, it's generally easier to carry significant amounts of weight that are as evenly distributed as possible, as opposed to all in one thing like a backpack.

Plus, they used used museum armor instead of fitted armor.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #117 on: January 07, 2014, 08:08:05 AM »
Plus, they used used museum armor instead of fitted armor.

A major reason plate armor was so expensive was because it had to be individually fitted by a specialist armorsmith.  If you don't do that, and then train in how to properly USE the armor in combat, it's nearly worthless. Suits used as decoration might not even be real, practical armor in the first place, even if they look like it.

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #118 on: January 07, 2014, 08:45:49 AM »
A major reason plate armor was so expensive was because it had to be individually fitted by a specialist armorsmith.  If you don't do that, and then train in how to properly USE the armor in combat, it's nearly worthless. Suits used as decoration might not even be real, practical armor in the first place, even if they look like it.

Well, that and its a lot of tempered steel. Lots of little pieces and rivets.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #119 on: January 07, 2014, 02:02:03 PM »
Well, that and its a lot of tempered steel. Lots of little pieces and rivets.

Question? How much was a coat of plates compared to full suit of plate?