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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #75 on: April 25, 2013, 01:56:14 PM »
More like a draw cut. As you hit the target, you would draw through.

I was just thinking about how much easier it is to cut something (a steak, butter, etc.) by sliding the knife back and forth than pushing it. Not that I have any expertise here, but it seems to me that swinging a straight sword is more like pushing the knife in, where the curved blade would make more of a sliding cut.

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2013, 03:23:18 PM »
I was just thinking about how much easier it is to cut something (a steak, butter, etc.) by sliding the knife back and forth than pushing it. Not that I have any expertise here, but it seems to me that swinging a straight sword is more like pushing the knife in, where the curved blade would make more of a sliding cut.

the difference is the point of percussion. Most curved swords, with the exception of thick ones, point of percussion is at the last few inches of the tip, so you must cut most hit the target and draw through to do a lot of damage. Very thick curved swords, POC (point of percussion) is usually in the middle of the blade as they are usually chopping blades.

Straight double edged blades POC is below the tip, mostly cause the tip is narrower, but, it has the weird effect of having an easier time going through hard materials. Its kind of a hacking slice, if that makes any sense. Also, at least that is the case for European swords, fighters would grab the sword by the blade and swing the hilt at the other fighter, usually hitting with the pommel. Which is where, "to pommel someone to death" might come from.

I think the difference is that the curved sword's goal is to heavily damage tissue, while, a Straight double edged blade's is to go through what it hits.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #78 on: May 02, 2013, 07:19:10 PM »

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #79 on: May 03, 2013, 03:30:56 PM »

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« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2013, 04:58:43 PM »
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #82 on: May 03, 2013, 11:53:12 PM »
http://www.thearma.org/essays/influence.htm

This is why I hate that we forgot our martial heritage.
Seems everyone will make up crap about it.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #83 on: May 07, 2013, 08:14:59 PM »
thought I'd never see this again: While it isn't from the far east, it is about another unrecognized or forgotten style of martial arts--namely near eastern ones:

entreri.egloos.com/5075869

it's a manual for middle eastern knights (or fursan)--specifically the mamlukes (being from the 15th016th century): foot combat, horse combat, even wrestling on horseback, are all included in this partial scan of the manual. I'm translating it in my spare time (being medieval Arabic, the style is a bit weird, and spelling/handwriting atrocious).

EDIT: here's what the fifth plate says (four men, all with maces (or rather, sticks)):

"section of the how to of fencing with the mace on the ground"
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

*possibly referring to the giving of blows.


here another plate (two men grappling on horseback):

"Section of fighting/countering on horseback with the hands"

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #84 on: May 07, 2013, 10:29:29 PM »


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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #85 on: May 07, 2013, 11:54:05 PM »
thought I'd never see this again: While it isn't from the far east, it is about another unrecognized or forgotten style of martial arts--namely near eastern ones:

entreri.egloos.com/5075869

it's a manual for middle eastern knights (or fursan)--specifically the mamlukes (being from the 15th016th century): foot combat, horse combat, even wrestling on horseback, are all included in this partial scan of the manual. I'm translating it in my spare time (being medieval Arabic, the style is a bit weird, and spelling/handwriting atrocious).

EDIT: here's what the fifth plate says (four men, all with maces (or rather, sticks)):

"section of the how to of fencing with the mace on the ground"
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

*possibly referring to the giving of blows.


here another plate (two men grappling on horseback):

"Section of fighting/countering on horseback with the hands"

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Dude, that's an awesome find.
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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2013, 06:37:42 PM »
here's a topic not discussed regularly: European siege weapons:

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2013, 09:21:10 AM »
here's a topic not discussed regularly: European siege weapons:


I recall watching this show some years ago.

It demonstrates the power of experimental archeology, and makes for some really good educational television.  There are a number of good programs about people testing out ides about how the Egyptian pyramids and obelisks were done as well.

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #88 on: June 30, 2013, 09:55:56 AM »
Can someone explain why the fingers of the off hand are touching the sword hand?

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Re: Truth Hits You Like Katana Bricks (from Fail Quotes)
« Reply #89 on: June 30, 2013, 12:30:48 PM »
Can someone explain why the fingers of the off hand are touching the sword hand?


Even I have no clue :shrug: