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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2013, 08:29:45 PM »
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Problem is that, that hammer can be heavy, but its reach is pretty short compared to a lance, and most knights carried kite shaped shields, that protected both men and the horse.

I thought you meant combat on foot. Chinese had shields as well much like this


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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2013, 10:07:30 PM »
Here's the difference.


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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2013, 10:36:03 PM »
Here's the difference.




One of the image is not showing up.

I think I have seen this shield before. This was also used by the Normans and the Saxons, am I correct?
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2013, 10:49:57 PM »
One of the image is not showing up.

I think I have seen this shield before. This was also used by the Normans and the Saxons, am I correct?
Which one? I can see them both.

Its were it was first used in cavalry.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2013, 10:52:46 PM »
Which one? I can see them both.

Its were it was first used in cavalry.

Top one, at least on my  computer

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2013, 11:10:39 PM »
http://www.thearma.org/essays/knightvs.htm

This is essay is  pretty spot on. Too many factors to take into consideration.

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2013, 02:11:18 AM »
http://www.thearma.org/essays/knightvs.htm

the essay is right: depends on a lot of variables.

And frankly now, the only way the question would be any more pointless was if it's a knight v. a faris....





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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2013, 04:12:05 AM »
the essay is right: depends on a lot of variables.

And frankly now, the only way the question would be any more pointless was if it's a knight v. a faris....

by a faris do you mean Furusiyya?
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2013, 06:08:29 PM »
by a faris do you mean Furusiyya?


they're related: Furusiyya was and is the art of being a knight (or in Arabic, a "faris"). It's kind of equivalent to chivalry, but is understood to refer to more than just the code.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2013, 07:09:49 PM »

they're related: Furusiyya was and is the art of being a knight (or in Arabic, a "faris"). It's kind of equivalent to chivalry, but is understood to refer to more than just the code.

would like to see a doc. about it.
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« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2013, 08:32:55 PM »
would like to see a doc. about it.

good luck with that....I have looked for years, and found none. some scattering of stuff courtesy of Terry Jones (the Monty Python one). most of it is in book form: the more famous (to the west), is the Persian version, which is the earlier of the two--the ones who fought the Romans, and later their Byzantine successors: the Persians called them Savaran or something.
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« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2013, 08:54:47 PM »
good luck with that....I have looked for years, and found none. some scattering of stuff courtesy of Terry Jones (the Monty Python one). most of it is in book form: the more famous (to the west), is the Persian version, which is the earlier of the two--the ones who fought the Romans, and later their Byzantine successors: the Persians called them Savaran or something.

Speaking of Persians





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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2013, 01:09:22 AM »
The fail here is the comments by Sushant Reddy.

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