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ITT: Post your favorite melee weapon.

Pic Related (sort of): The long sword. Balanced, efficient, deadly. A weapon that means business and commands respect. DM says the NPC has a long sword, so you now consider them a threat. A weapon just for the sake of being a weapon, the eternal symbol of war, justice and power.

What do you think /tg/?

>> No.15150717

are we talking about our favorite weapon or our character's?

>> No.15150725 [DELETED] 

A good polearm.

>> No.15150727

The crowbar.

Simple. Utilitarian. Hits people good. What more do you want?

>> No.15150729

Pole arm

/thread

>> No.15150735 [DELETED] 

>>15150727
I can't make love to it.

>> No.15150737

pole arm

>> No.15150740

The axe. One day you can use it to chop some wood and help build a house. The next day you can use it to chop someone's face off.

>> No.15150747

German Langschwert, used in one of the Leichtenauer tradition schools...Ringeck, von Danzig, Meyer, etc.

>> No.15150766

Tank plow

>> No.15150767

I'm fond of pole-arms

>> No.15150777
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15150777

Because the prospect of being hacked to death with an entrenching tool sounds pretty horrid.

>> No.15150783
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15150783

Gonna go with crowbar on this one. It's solid enough to break bone and had utilitarian uses with its ends.

If we're in a setting where more fantastical weaponry is appropriate, I prefer a battle ax for its gore factor. I like pretending it sends parts of enemies flying ala Mark of Kri

>> No.15150791

>>15150777
give it a telescoping handle so we can have a pole shovel and you've got something

>> No.15150794

No sword from D&D...I believe it was 3.0. Used it in a 3.5 game once on a Rogue. Took that feat that lets you add sneak attack damage to critical hits. And since every hit with a No Sword is technically considered a crit...anyways the story ends with No Swords being banned from that point on.

>> No.15150807

>>15150777
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b60OZhrTB6o

just wanna repost this

>> No.15150808
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>>15150777
HOOAH!

>> No.15150811
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Post didn't go through... fuck yeah crowbars.

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15150814

lately it's been tomahawks, but I'll always have a place in my heart for the pollaxe.

>> No.15150824

>>15150794
it was from ultimate equipment guide vol. 2

>> No.15150828
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15150828

The dueling shield.

Because the OP's choise is pants-on-head retarded.

>> No.15150830

chains

just whirl 'em around biker style

>> No.15150843
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15150843

The flail.

A simple weapon, yet extremely complex. Also a total bitch to defend against.

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15150855

Inb4 katana.

>> No.15150862

>>15150830
Of get them in gold and wave them around, pimp style.

>> No.15150865
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>>15150855
In during katana.

>> No.15150872

does a tied up dwarf in spiked armor count as a weapon if i swing him like a flail?

>> No.15150873
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>>15150865
In after katana.

>> No.15150882

Love

My weapon is Love

>> No.15150886

>>15150865
have fun with your lack of chainmail cutting and broken sword, bub.

>> No.15150888
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>> No.15150896

The bare hand.
Personal as it gets and and about as accessible as it gets.

You can be without a sword, you always have you fists (or as disarmed to shit).

>> No.15150900
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>>15150886
Don't gotta cut through it. I can stab through it just fine.

>> No.15150905

>>15150882
not melee

>> No.15150912

>>15150896
if you're without a sword and the other guy is with sword then you may not always have your hands

>> No.15150914
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The katana is just too mainstream.

>> No.15150918

>>15150900
one chipped blade, comin' right up.

>> No.15150925
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15150925

In real life I like knives. In games I like spears.

>> No.15150931

>>15150912
but if anyone brings a gun then all of this is crap so....


Yeah, fists are rather light and no one get jumpy at people who have a set.

>> No.15150940

Kukri's, i'm a sucker for them after Eternal Darkness and Indiana Jones. I love Ellia?¿s finishing move where she throws the Kujr at an enemy's spinal cord. Awesome.

Also, Battleaxes. Anything that is mad for swinging really.

Third tier? Shields; bladed to go all Gladius's Murmillo up this bitch or tower to push people away all "bitch, please".

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>>15150918
No worse than what'd happen to a European sword's edge brushing up against a metal ring.

God, but I love the fucking mortuary sword, though.

>> No.15150944
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15150944

I'm a big fan of Naginatas

>> No.15150948

I carry a 4" lockblade knife everywhere I go.

>> No.15150954
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15150954

>ctrl-f
>"gladius"
>no results

I am disappoint.

>> No.15150957

>>15150931
but people can't bring guns since guns aren't melee

>> No.15150961

>>15150948
For cutting boxes open, I'm sure.

>> No.15150966

>>15150957
Ever been smacked upside the head by a .44 Magnum? Doesn't tickle.

>> No.15150967

>>15150948
What brand, Sire?
I'm looking to get a Spyderco Endura 4, half serrated, myself.

>> No.15150971

>>15150931
But what about a man without hands?!

>> No.15150973

>>15150944
I don't even care if they're a lady weapon

>> No.15150983

(to that 777 post from way back the beggining[on a wwii, no javascript for me])

oooh, just like Silent Hill 4!

>> No.15150990

15150918
I once went to a Rennaissance fair and for some reason they were using Iaitos to puncture chainmail. They punctured. Easily.

I actually don't believe it to be very tough to puncture chain, cutting it however is rough.

>> No.15150991

A custom weapon: An anchor. Throwable, huge range, and can be used as a grappling hook in certain cases.

>> No.15150992
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>>15150954

every time we bring up gladii /k/ has a conniption.

>> No.15150993

>>15150966
but then all the weapons here would work against it just fine

>> No.15150999

>>15150983
NO.
YOU GET ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW, MISTER.

>> No.15151001

>>15150967

Nothing special, MTech thumbblade with wood handle.

>> No.15151003

>>15150991
And while you're fucking around with n anchor, anyone else in this thread stabs you.

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>>15150992
MY GOD, IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

>> No.15151020

>>15150990
It's not, really. You still will often get some nicks and chips on the edge of your blade from doing it, though. That's just part of the business of actually using a sword in action--sooner or later, it's going to get a bit dinged up.

>> No.15151027

>>15150992
Am I wrong for wanting that really bad?
I want the Abaddon more, but I wouldn't mind a tactical gladius.

>> No.15151036

GLORIOUS CHINESE QIANG.

>> No.15151041

Gurkhan Kukri for close quarters work

>> No.15151042
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15151042

'Sup?

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>>15150957
I beg to differ.

>> No.15151054

>>15151027

it wouldn't be so wrong if the dude weren't asking a thousand dollars for them.

>> No.15151065

(999 Dan guy)
No dice, broken display. Or, induringkatanas BORKEN DISPRAY!

Too much of a poorfag to shell out 50$ overnight for a new one.
Typing on a USBkeyboard though.

>> No.15151098

A two handed polearm sized bec de corbin.
(marteau de lucerne)

The only way to be sure against plate armor.

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15151116

Bombs and guns.

And yes, I use them as mele weapons. My battle plans suck some days.

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>>15151098
I wouldn't say that...

(Though the real joke is that at all but extremely close range I'd imagine that swinging the mace would do more damage than shooting the pistol)

>> No.15151130

>>15151122
If you're swinging the mace and not at extremely close range, you're not going to accomplish much.

>> No.15151153

>>15151098

Seeing as I never seem to encounter anyone in plate (or chain for that matter) armor...


I guess a concealable knife works just fine, and is more practical.

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>>15150855
>I'm totally going to post some Grosse Messer in this thread.

>...But wait! Someone already has.

>Hooray for giant German sword-knives!

>> No.15151223

>>15150990 they were using Iaitos to puncture chainmail. They punctured

They were almost certainly using it against butted mail rather than historically-accurate riveted mail. Butted mail looks like the real thing and is much easier and cheaper to make so it's vastly more common at ren faires and LARPS and so on, but you could stab a butter-knife through it.

>> No.15151233
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15151233

Peerless.

>> No.15151244
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15151244

The most obvious choice for a practical man.

>> No.15151254

Wait, how giant are we talking about here?

Also bumpan with a question; is it historically accurate the way the Gladius(2004?) game portraits Murmillos and their throwing shield technique or is it just Rule of Cool applied? Has this technique been used by any Historical Group ever? inb4Maltesehulathrowers

>> No.15151258

If its not a sword breaker or a spear, DO NOT WANT.

Also I mean the old fashioned large club with bulbous knots of metal screwed into it, not that cheap shit the Renfags used.

>> No.15151273
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15151273

One handed swords. They are awesome and command respect.

>> No.15151276
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15151276

Always been a fan of tridents, dunno why.
I don't even like nautical shit.

>> No.15151329
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15151329

Either a fire ax just cause I find them awesome, or a Gurkha knife.

>> No.15151366

My bear hands.

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Bear hands? That's terrifying.

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>>15151366
>My bear hands
>bear

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>>15151366
>>15151404
>>15151424
>bear hands

>> No.15151499
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15151499

I prefer the Schiavona. Blade is thick enough to not break in half when hitting armor, and if people get too close you can use the basket hilt to cave their faces in. Also protects your fingers without having to wear plate gauntlets.

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15151507

For general purposes? Entrenching Tool./ It has enormous practical utility, and in emergency situations, is a particularly unwiedly club or knife.

For strictly use as a weapon? The Schiavona. A damned effective blade, light enough for defense, and as ornate and elegant as you can get without compromising practicality.

>> No.15151536

>>15151499
>>15151507

Schiavona-mind

>> No.15151582

Ringed Dao

>> No.15151684

>>15151507 light enough for defense

Schiavonas are pretty heavy, bro. I'm struggling to think of a heavier one handed European sword.

>> No.15151695
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15151695

The Katar, or punching Dagger.

The Thuggee cult/assassins used to use them, and they're pretty neat. But they'd definitely be at a disadvantage in a straight up fight, and, I imagine, are probably far more suited to "sneak attack" type situations. The British commandos used a similar weapon during WW2, for stealth attacks, but theirs was more like a long spike, with less width to the blade (though i'm fairly sure the blade had a diamond shaped cross-section).

Still, I think they're damn cool.

>> No.15151705

>>15151695
They likely could demolish a guy. They rip clean through chain mail.

>> No.15151775

>>15151695

You're probably thinking of a WW1 trench spike, I can't think of any weapon matching that description used by the British in WW2.

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>>15151130
Yeah but what I mean is at longer ranges the pistol will *fail to penetrate the armor* most likely.

>> No.15151815

>>15151775
Also, >>15151808 is probably the weapon being spoken of, the Sykes-Fairbairn SAS combat knife.

>> No.15151889
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15151889

You want the cutting abilities of a sword but the reach and flexibility of a whip? Well here you go.

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>>15151815

Probably. When I hear "spike", I think of something spikier, though. A Sykes-Fairburn is a proper knife - the prototype was made from a cut-down bayonet.

Pic is of a smachet, by far the best British WW2 knife. It's like they wanted to over-compensate for how thin the Sykes-Fairburn was.

>> No.15151942

Stun rods, both electrified and not. There's something awesome about nonlethal weapon, and something even more awesome about beating someone with charged electricity.

>> No.15151946

CHOPPA

>> No.15151998

The glaive.

You want a sword? Fuck you. You're not thinking big enough. Think "sword on a stick," motherfucker.

Interesting fact: everything becomes 150% better when attached to sticks. You want to slash and jump and twirl like the gayest weeaboo who ever lived? You can do that shit with a polearm. Do you want to go medieval on a horse, but think pikes aren't subtle enough? Glaive the fuck out of that horse. You want to take on a Bloodthirster, Balrog and Beelzebub at the same time, but think a holy broadsword is cliched? Well, back the fuck up, because your average glaive is 10x better than the Holy Avenger, you'd better fucking believe it.

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I sent that bitch a Jian. Bitches love Jians.

>> No.15152019
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>> No.15152030
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>>15151998 glaive

Sexy.

>> No.15152037
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>>15152030

Fuck sexy. I'm beyond sexy. When I've got a glaive in my hand, my homies call me "Sea World," 'cause I get all the bitches wet.

>> No.15152041

What pleases Khorne the most.

>> No.15152043
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Gun saber.

They existed before faggots with spiked hair stole the idea.

>> No.15152045
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Guan Dao in the house

>> No.15152057
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>>15152041

So, glaives then.

>> No.15152073
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FAAALCATAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

>> No.15152079
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The first and the best.

>> No.15152080

The end needs to have just a little bit more weight to it, for glorious chopping.

>> No.15152083
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>>15152073
You raise a valid point.

>> No.15152102
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Ramming speed!

>> No.15152110
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Trench knives, WWI-style. Good at any kind of close range, unpredictable, versatile, and easy to find.

>> No.15152121
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Falx. Because this is what I think of your bloody shieldwall.

>> No.15152128
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Dynamite.

>> No.15152130
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stungun knuckles

>> No.15152135

>>15152110
How manykinds of close-combat is there?

>> No.15152139

>>15152135
The kind where both parties get stabbed, and the kind where both parties get smart and walk away.

>> No.15152140

>>15152135
Lethal, non-lethal, regular, and extreme close range (IE, basically grappling).

>> No.15152150
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the seax

>> No.15152155
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Spears and Polearms.
All of the functionality of a sword with more lethality, use, and power, though lacking the legendary PR department to back up their superiority.

>> No.15152166

Bastard sword, also known as hand-and-a-half swords for exactly OP's reasoning on longswords. With the addition that they're versatile. You shattered my shield? Two handed sword at the ready.

>> No.15152177

GUNLANCE FUCK YEAH

>> No.15152182
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>>15152177
THEY'RE SO AWESOME I FORGOT MY PICTURE

>> No.15152188
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>>15152177

For those times when you can't make up your mind as to whether you'd rather impale things or explode them.

>> No.15152189
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Fuck yeah Gunlance!

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>>15152189
>>15152188
>>15152182
I'm pretty sure... no one could life that fucking thing.
Also, sometimes guns fail horribly, especially of those designs.
Pic related

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>>15152182
>>15152188
>>15152189
I love Gunlances so much that I built my own.
Ladies can't keep their eyes off it.

>> No.15152218
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15152218

The Urumi. You want a whip? you want a sword? Fuck you, have both!

>> No.15152222
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gives me protection from red and blue for only $35 (draws me a card as well)

>> No.15152238
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15152238

Lance. You aren't really going to try to take down giants with that frogsticker of a sword, are you?

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>>15152182
>>15152188
>>15152189
>>15152209

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motherfucking KRIEGSMESSER. It's 3 1/2 feet of German-engineered death via dismemberment.

>> No.15152324

Its imposible. I like so many different weapons for thei different purposes. .

>> No.15152326

barbed scythe katana, except the barbs are chainsaws

>> No.15152334

>>15152305
Fuck yeah Germany.

>> No.15152378

>>15150828
>Because the OP's choise is pants-on-head retarded.
I know that you are troll. A pathetic one, put your trollig way is 100% effective.
lets examine Op choise in general. Log blade suited both for slashing and stabbing. For some reason, im not sure, maybe all those nations (i bet your nation too) from far west to far east were pants-on-head retarded. As soon as they were able to realy make swords with their current tech level, they fucking made swords. From ancient times to creatin of effective firearms. Sword appeared after spears, clubs, axes, bowsetc. Actualy it looks like it was last widespread melel weapon ( any exotic stuff is usualy used in only one area and not realy good for warfare)
So i presume, there might be slight chance that you are wrong.

Sorry for bad english.

>> No.15152379
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>>15150961

I actually did this, and was subsequently immensely disappointed with the infrequency with which it came in handy. Now it's just twenty bucks wasted, sitting on the nightstand.

Anyway, my favorite melee weapon is this stick.

>> No.15152428
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Anyone else ever get one of these as a kid? I have one that's 10 years old and it's still goddamn beautiful.

>> No.15152462

>>15152155
That is the character that taught me to love spears, then again, when you are that badass, you can kill whoever you damn well please, however you damn well please.

>> No.15152463
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Not my favorite in terms of liking, but one that im actualy using.

>> No.15152477

>>15152155
As soon as you tell that your favorite weapon is superior to another, whithout actual means to prove that - you are massive douche, who tries to start trolling. And nobody can prove that ome widespread weapon is superior to another, especialy if those served different roles. So fuck you.

>> No.15152485
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Poleaxe / polearm.
Superior reach, ability to smash, chop and pierce and defeat armor of any kind.

>> No.15152487

Quarterstaff.

>> No.15152492
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>> No.15152506

>>15152463

Brass Knuckles master race! I have mine at all times since I work security. And lemme tell ya, they are leaps more effective than a bat or a club.

>> No.15152537

The Fist.

>> No.15152642
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15152642

I would name it Istvan.

>> No.15152655

>>15152537
I salute you, my friend.
But also brass knuckles is upgraded fist.

>> No.15152715
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>>15152655
The cestus is the bestest!

>> No.15153171

>>15152715
Always hated that pic. It is so stupid.
Also filename? Do not look halfling at all.

>> No.15153243

>>15153171
What's wrong with it aside from your racial grievance? As to that, meh. I can't speak for your halflings. In Eberron you've basically got two breeds; the Talenta folk who've stayed with their land and are pretty much every aboriginal culture you can name plus dinosaurs, and those who've assimilated into cities like Sharn and become your preferred ethnic crime syndicate of choice. I like to picture them as at least a little bit Irish mob, so I have no problem with the idea of a halfling looking like that.

>> No.15153262

>>15152715
Pam from Archer?

>Who taught you how to punch? Your husband?
>You better just fucking kill me.

>> No.15153265

>>15153243
It lloks that she is having fair boxing duel. WIth chair and bucket to wibe out blood. But huge cestus is there. If her opponen uses same weapon her face would be splattered and nose busted instead of those nice bloodstains. Or she is cheating bitch and her opponen fight barehanded.
Sha is too tall for halfling.

>> No.15153305

OP don't make me choose. I'll ust have to post a runner up because I can't ever choose.

Knives
Trench pikes/kinves
Brass knuckes
Machetes
Warhammers
Crowbars

>> No.15153309

>>15153265
Meh. Nothing says she isn't just better at avoiding the hits. I prefer to imagine that she's a bare-knuckles boxer who, faced with a Gangs of New York-style brawl, brought her bucket and stool to feel right at home. She strapped on the cestus in order to murder people rather than just beat them, and this is a shot of her taking a breather before leaping back into the fray. I know it's a bit of justification, but I find that things are more enjoyable if I can come up with reasons to find them awesome rather than reasons to shoot them down.

As for height, obviously she'd have a halfling-sized stool and bucket. ;D

>> No.15153327

>>15153309
If she is better at aboiding hits then her nose wound be bleeding.

>> No.15153345

>>15153327
Right, because 'better' and 'infallible' are synonyms. Jog on, troll.

>> No.15153346
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15153346

Falchion.

>> No.15153361

>>15150777

I once listened to a WWII veteran talking about how he gutted an enemy with his trench spade (he mistook the enemy for a friendly and the enemy wasn't paying attention, so the veteran ended up walking up to the enemy guy before realizing who he had in front of himself). Gruesome stuff.

Personally though I'm partial to shields. Shields are a part of your weaponry too you know?

>> No.15153375

>>15153361
That Deadliest Warrior show gave me new respect for the brutal power of a small wooden shield with a spike on it. I think the historical combatant was Irish, maybe Scottish. Basically focused the force of his entire body's charge straight into a stiletto point. Sexy shit.

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>>15150855
>>15150777

You, dear sirs have excellent tastes.
I can only bow before you and post a feder, which is only a training weapon

>> No.15153390

Historically, my favorite weapon would be the Gutentag. It was basically a massive wooden club with a cube like head. On the top and two sides were spikes while the other two were bare. Using the flat side, the wielder would knock a knight off his horse, yelling, "GUTEN!" He would then drive one of the spikes into the, now prone, knight, yelling, "TAG!"
And a good day to you, sir!

For modern times, my EDC SOG Pentagon Elite has served me well for going on 7 years and two tours of Iraq. It's a bit beat, and it's done everything from clean my boots to open food to stab a motherfucker. Good times.

>> No.15153396
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15153396

Monomolecular Lash

>> No.15153407

>>15153390
I looked that one up. Neat looking knife.

>> No.15153424
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>>15152305
>>15151216

and for you two, I offer another fine german sword

>> No.15153430

Axes. Or large weapons. I go for damage, and maximum penile compensation.

>> No.15153445

>>15153407
Isn't it? It's never let me down. Always found its way home, too. Even when it got jacked a couple of times.

And I wish I could have found a picture of a Guten Tag. Those fuckers are mean.

>> No.15153446

A knife, because it requires the most skill to use.
I also like it when the red liquid comes out.

>> No.15153465
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>>15153445

this maybe?

>> No.15153466

The spear. A simple weapon for a soldier. Not the sword of a foppy nobleman. You stick it in the other guy and he dies. No elegance, just practicality.

>> No.15153572

a fuck-off huge hammer. with spikes on if you like.

>> No.15153583

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zs1xGH4zgE

The basket hilted broadsword, otherwise known as the claymore. Heavy enough to split you from gullet to groin, and light enough to be used in conjunction with a a dirk (or pistol) and a targe. This sword was still in widespread military use by 1745, and successfully defeated ordered line formations in combat.

>> No.15153590

I like the simplistic approach.

The gladius: This is a blade. It's big knife. You can slice people with it. You can stab people with it. It's not trying to be pretty, it's not trying to be intimidating, it just wants to cut people.

The mace: A lump of metal on the end of a stick. before we had blades, before we had polearms, what did we do? We beat people to death, with rocks and clubs. Fuck that spiky, show-offy bullshit. Not a morningstar, not a flail. A fucking huge hunk of metal, with for which to beat someone's face in.

>> No.15153626
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>>15153583

Forgot my pic. Its a beautiful sword, though. I wanted to buy one that wasn't produced in India or China, but all the native swordsmiths seem to be preoccupied wanking over Vikings.

>> No.15153639
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15153639

Sling blade. Some folks call it a Kaiser blade but I call it a sling blade.

>> No.15153644

The Kilij sword, 2nd by the war hammer

>> No.15153649

>>15153639
>row row row your boat, gently down the stream...

>> No.15153657

Kukri and baseball bats.

Both are weapons which look very good, even if they are not the most deadly ones.

>> No.15153660

>>15153644
I FORGOT THE VOULGE, its tied in 2nd with the warhammer

>> No.15153661

A cup or shell hilted cut and thrust sword.

>> No.15153663

>Ctrl F "Khopesh"
>0 results

Disappoint, /tg/.

>> No.15153666

>>15153663
i'd post it but its to crappy a weapon

>> No.15153686

>>15153590
One of the simplest concepts known to man.

>This end you hold
>This end you fuck someone up with.

>> No.15153699
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Cumberjung, becuse really, fuck everything. When you pull out this babby everyone has allready lost, its MAD at its finest.

>> No.15153705

>>15153626
>Forgot my pic. Its a beautiful sword, though. I wanted to buy one that wasn't produced in India or China, but all the native swordsmiths seem to be preoccupied wanking over Vikings.


Can strongly reccommend Armourclass in glasgow for scots basket-hilted swords. good price, excellent workmanship, and they do blunts for reenactment/martial arts, or sharps.

>> No.15153713

>>15153686
>This end you hold
>This end you fuck someone up with.

Works for close combat weapons, guns, and a lot of standard hand tools in a pinch. If only life had two such ends. That would be awesome

>> No.15153714

Well, i guess it would be viking sword. Or side-sword. Or flammbard zweihander.
But one of those three, for sure

>> No.15153757

Gunblade? Anyone?

>> No.15153771
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>>15153699

you don't know shit about weapons

>> No.15153775

>>15153771
how so?

>> No.15153787

>>15153265

Or maybe she got hit with a headbutt. It LOOKS like she's participating in a boxing match, but given the differences we can't be sure.

It's just as easy to concoct scenarios where the image would make perfect sense, as it is to think up reasons why it doesn't make sense.

It's like a glass half-full/half-empty thing.

>> No.15153790

>>15153775

that cumberjung is one of the most impractical weapons I've ever seen. It will be good for shows and gladiator fights maybe but anything longer than a knife will fuck your shit up. Or just a gauntlet...

>> No.15153793

>>15153699
I want that thing. Just so i can say:
HERE IS MY BALLS OF STEEL!

>> No.15153794
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youre all fucked

>> No.15153808

>>15153771

From his description:
>When you pull out this babby everyone has allready lost, its MAD at its finest.

Sounds like he has a good grasp of what the weapon is about.

When you start swinging it you have equal chance of hurting enemies, allies, and yourself.

>> No.15153824

>>15153771

Did they make a version for the right hand? Because I want to wear 2 of these, just jump into a melee, and then have an epileptic fit.

>> No.15153849

>>15153808

>implying the enemy won't just step back and wait until you kill yourself

>> No.15153864
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>>15153824

have a gunshield instead

>> No.15153877
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15153877

Fucking Flamberge.

>> No.15153884
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A sack full of these.

Because you don't have to hide it, you can swing it at someone's head, and in some places you can actually spend it.

>> No.15153924
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>>15153849

Goal achieved! The enemy now fears you because you are one crazy motherfucker and has turned tail and run!

>> No.15153929

>>15153699
Numberwang?

>> No.15154440

>>15150905
Is if you're doing it right.

>> No.15154475
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There's nothing as effective for crushing someone to death in their own armour as a bar mace.

>> No.15154488

>>15153929
yes that's numberwang!

>> No.15154541
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Burda club or a non-flail type morningstar.

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>>15150710
>DM says the NPC has a long sword, so you now consider them a threat

Not really, I assume they're a mook for not having a bastard sword.

Pic related, a weapon with some threat to it.

>> No.15154561

>>15152379
lol i wonder who married that guy

>> No.15154613

>>15154561
Your mother.

>> No.15154627
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>>15150710
I'm gonna messer you up!

>> No.15154629

>>15153396

Andromeda In the house

>> No.15154633
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15154633

A weapon and a gardening tool

>> No.15154634
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15154634

Already a messer, damn.
Also, re: federschwert:
http://hroarr.com/articles/article-federschwert-or-a-blunt-longsword.php

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> Anon spent yesterday chopping down vines and pruning hedges.
> Needed a billhook so goddam much.

>> No.15154671

>>15153639
I call it a billhook

>> No.15155281
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15155281

A long time favorite. One of the best if not the best one.

Light, fast, small and can be carried anywhere, easy to hide.

Works as a wonderful sidearm to ANY other weapon.

No maintance needed, regenerates by itself to some extent.

The best to desarm oponents(as long as theyre in range)

And fucking deadly. Not directly against longer range weapons but, for the wise, direct confrontation is the wrong way to do it.

Plus you can enhance it with brass knuckles with funny words in then for extra awesomeness.

>> No.15155596
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kukri always useful from Eberron to Iraq .
and anybody who calls it a Gurkha knife dose not deserve to behold the awesome

>> No.15155618

>>15151695
Agreed.

>> No.15155629

Meteor hammers.

Easy enough to create on the spur of the moment (put something heavy on a chain, done), and slam that into someone's head. Just don't slam it into your own and you're golden.

>> No.15155640

>>15155596 nickel-plated kukri
wtf is that shit? real weapons are not nickel-plated, bro.

>> No.15155644

>>15155596
well it is a knife famous for its use by Gurkhas, I don't see the problem in calling it a Gurkha knife.

>> No.15155655

>>15155644
Well, maybe because it's not a knife.

>> No.15155665

>>15155629

And dangerous as fuck for the wielder too.

>> No.15155668
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There is nothing in this world more powerful, nor anything as deadly, nor as good at killing as the human mind.

>> No.15155670

>>15155655

the balls it isn't.

>> No.15155672

>>15155668
Naw man, it's all squishy, it's hard to use.

>> No.15155679
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>>15155672

>> No.15155682

>>15155640
its well polished steel i clean it regularly
they rust if you don't take care of them
>>15155644
its like calling a long sword a knight sword
or a katana a ninja sword
i makes you sound stupid and uncultured

>> No.15155709

>>15155682

considering "knight's sword" and "samurai sword" are both extremely common descriptors for longswords and katanas, even among historians, you're just being a prick.

>> No.15155713
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15155713

Lasgun

For bashing the brains out of someone who charged you.

>> No.15155729

here's a quick question. if you have to duel wield swords which kind to you think makes the most sense to use?

I know it's awkward to have two at the same time but it's for a mutants and masterminds character of mine.

>> No.15155739

>>15155729
A GROSSEMESSER AND A LANGEMESSER.
YYYYYYYYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

>> No.15155750
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>>15155729
espada y daga, bro.

rapier and main-gauche. katana and wakizashi. same old song and dance.

>> No.15155754
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15155754

Ah the tactical gladius...
Am i too late for the party?

>> No.15155766

>>15153375
>That Deadliest Warrior
whatdatroll

>> No.15155869
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15155869

I love me some polearms.

>> No.15156038
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15156038

C'mon, it can be set ON FIRE! How cool is that?

>> No.15156064

>>15156038
Not as cool as a weapon you could actually swing.

>> No.15156068

>>15156038
its not Dantes.

>> No.15156080

Duelling banjos.

>> No.15156082

>>15156038
Or if you're more practical there's this (once you sharpen it)

>> No.15156277
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>>15156082
Forgot pic

>> No.15156328
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>>15156277
>>15156082
>>15156038

>> No.15156432
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>>15156277

>something is wrong with sword, not sure what
>see file name
>mfw

>> No.15156490

a newspaper
you can take it anywhere, no security guard is gonna take it, they might search it and fidn that its a scruffy newspaper but theres not even staples in it.

then you fold it the right way and BAM! you got a rock hard club of paper

>> No.15156493

>>15156432
The actual problem is that the hilt is all slippery and smooth so you can't grip it right, and the crossguard is apparently designed to break.

The blade looks shitty too in that picture, but it's a replica so that's to be expected.

>> No.15156517

>>15156493

Yeah but somehow the pommel and the tip of the blade are strange too, like they are from two different swords. Also that "ricasso" thing is strange for me, I'm not an expert but never saw anything like that on real swords. Of course I could be wrong

>> No.15156551
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15156551

I cheat... like a total fucking cheater.

Also, http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/06/16/wasp-injector-knife.html
Because a knife that explodes in your enemies is fucking boss.

>> No.15156596

>>15156517
The pommel and tip are from different time periods and/or areas. Turned pommels like that were mostly an arab and seleucid thing, and as far as I know were never really used further north or east than Anatolia. A similar pommel was briefly used in Scotland, but that's probably not what the designers were thinking of here. That tip was purely european, and was common between the fall of Rome up until somewhere between 800 and 1000, depending on whereabouts you were.

That sort of ricasso is pretty common for factory-produced blades. I'm not entirely certain why, but I'd guess it's related to how their machines attach blades to hilts. I doubt the version in the actual game has it.

>> No.15156621

Favorite one-handed blunt: Flail
Nothing spells FUCK YOU like getting a lump of spiked steel in your face at terminal velocity.

Favorite two-handed blunt: don't remeber it's name but it was essentially a two-handed, oversized, Bec-de-Corbin
For penetrating the full-plate of those pesky knights on their high horses. And then bludgeoning them to death.

Favorite one-hand bladed: Scimitar.
Mostly because i spar vs my neighbor Bro with a scimitar. Their curved blade makes it easier to do crazy moves with it without tangling yourself up in something

Favorite two-handed bladed: Claymore
A big-ass blade in the hands of a surly big-ass scotsman is not anything i would want to witness up close and personal.

Favorite polearm: Bardiche
Cutting down cavalry LIKE A BOSS

>> No.15156688
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>>15156596

the messer has similar pommel

>> No.15156715

not really about melee weapons but I found this interesting thread on /k/, one of "educated" them
>>>/k/8998880

>> No.15156899

>>15152189
>>15152188
>>15152182
>>15152177

It's a shame monster hunter is such a shitty series. So much potential...

>> No.15156937
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>>15156493
According to the wiki, the in game sword is a good deal less retarded. Seems to have a leather grip and the crossguard is thicker. It's still some serious anachronism, but no longer full retard

>> No.15156958

>>15156688
>the messer has a similar pommel
>the knife has a similar pommel

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>>15156958

>> No.15157019
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15157019

The urumi, as dangerous to you as it is to the opponent, but pretty cool to watch in action. It can also serve as a belt...

>> No.15157023

>>15156621
A bec de corbin is 6 foot+ polearm, so I doubt you're thinking of a bigger version of it, as it is an oversized warhammer. Otherwise kudos for liking such an awesome weapon. Who cares about armor, when you punch right through it like a can opener.

>> No.15157047

The Gladius. The weapon of Rome. When paired with a shovel and a shield, you would be hard pressed to find a better weapon.

>> No.15157080

>>15152073
Going to have to third the Falcata. Masculine weapon.

>> No.15157082

Does anyone know the name of that gun used in Inglorious Bastards. It was built into a silk glove and it was triggered by punching your enemy, shooting them at point blank.

>> No.15157136

The arming sword and shield. So simple, so elegant, so idiosyncratic. What's not to love?

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>> No.15157398

>>15156715
Glorious.

>> No.15157448

Pipe Wrench. Used one when working construction. First time I picked it up, my eyes lit up with the possibilities. Easy to swing, but weighted at the head, to do some serious damage.

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>>15157225

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>>15157082
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgley_OSS_.38

>Na2CO3 rateout
Fuck off. I haven't studied chemistry for years.

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>>15157082
The best my Google Fu will turn up is that it's called a glove gun. Most sources say it's an OSS/CIA invention, some suggesting it was for operatives while others say that it's a 'liberator' weapon (single-shot, easily-concealed firearms that occupied citizens were supposed to use for sneak attacks to kill soldiers and take their real weapons).

Several posts say that these explanations were an OSS/CIA fabrication and that the glove gun was used by Construction Battalions clearing landing strips in the south pacific. The story goes that their bulldozer operators needed a way to fight off Japanese who would sneak up on them and try for a silent melee kill. This story depends upon one believing that it's so difficult to pull a handgun from a holster that it justified hundreds of workers going about their manual labors with cocked hair trigger pistols mounted on the backs of their hands.

Personally I'm gonna put my faith in the 'liberator' idea. Any situation in which a trained operative could smuggle in that weird-ass thing he could just as easily smuggle a pistol and he'd get more done with the pistol. The glove gun seems expressly built for people who can't aim to walk up, one hand casually covering the other, and lethally punch a superior threat. That's got 'liberator' written all over it.

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>>15158839
Aw, bested me in getting a proper name for the thing. What's funny is that the Nerf Wristblitzer has a similar triggering mechanism; though it's intended to be worn on the wrist and triggered with a Spidey-esque finger-press, it would function exactly like the Sedgley if affixed to the back of a glove.

I just so happen to have a Wristblitzer and a penchant for recreating Tarantino scenes in Nerf. This will now happen. Ahaha. Ahahaha!

>> No.15160911

>>15160830
You, sir, are a god amongst men.

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This.

>> No.15161173

In hilariously inaccurate settings that let you fire them like fucking semiautomatic rifles: crossbow

In everything else: axe

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I'm a huge fan of the Falcata, the Yataghan, and other forward-sweeping blades. They're really magnificent swords, and bizarrely, despite lots of people in Europe using them at various times, they still look very alien to the modern eye. Most will see a Falcata and ask if it's some sort of Chinese or Indian weapon. And then you can look them back and say "Spanish."

Minds are blown, every time.

>> No.15161422

Playing Riddle of Steel, I've achieved a new appreciation for two weapons in particular. I understand that this isn't much in the way of real experience, but frankly it's as close to combat as I'm ever getting, so I'll share my thoughts, because I love this game and this is a fair enough excuse.

1: Spears. No no, I'm not one of those Polearms 4life guys, but I'll admit that my eyes were opened to the frightful versatility of these things after a few encounters with good spearmen. The ability to quarterstaff these fuckers really cannot be overstated, more than the reach, more than the thrusting power (which are to me fairly trivial, as I used a schiavona and a shield, which meant I could handle thrusts) was the ability to strike at an unexpected quarter with the haft, or change distances to match me when I got in close.

2: Rapiers. This is more that I misunderstood the weapon than that it's more awesome than I thought it was. The rapier isn't a clever weapon. That makes me respect it so much more. a transcript of a fight between two bastard-sword fighters in RoSteel would be like six paragraphs of complex terminologies.
A transcript of a rapier fight in RoSteel would probably look like the following:
Thrust/Parry
Parry/Thrust
Thrust/Parry
Parry/Thrust
Thrust/Parry
Thrust/BuyInitiativeThrust
And then someone would be dead. Not wounded, not incapacitated. Fucking dead. Every time.

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The Khopesh.
I don't know what about it, but it's just elegant yet brutal to my eye.

Failing that, the Schiavona. Fucking Longseord held like a rapier? Shit yeah.

But were it to be allowed to go into the fantasy or Sci-fi realm, pic related.

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>>15161173 In hilariously inaccurate settings that let you fire them like fucking semiautomatic rifles: crossbow
>inaccurate

Someone doesn't know how to chu ko nu:

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/military-channel/33830-weapon-masters-the-chu-ko-nu-video.htm

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>>15161514
The Kopesh is like fucking an Egyptian on a cloud of silk, and hearing her convert to your superior religion mid-coitus.

It is everything good, about everything good, with everything good on the side. It is a sickle and a sword and an axe, and also fucking sickhouse.

Gaze upon it.

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This thread has had far more longevity than it ever had reason to have.

>> No.15161588

>>15161549
Then we are agreed. My local buddies have started picking up grinders and shit to turn slabs of steel into functional swords... they've all made their own designs, and for the most part they look fresh out of Conan.

At first, I worked on a simple Reiterpallasch, and next in line is a Khopesh. None of the others even knew what it was until I drew it.
They don't have faith in it. The fools.

>> No.15161613

>>15161563
I just can't take the Aztecs seriously anymore after seeing these replicas. They look like Frat Paddles.

>> No.15161621

>>15161588
Their foolishness will be rewarded with humiliation, as all the women flock to you, and your Kopesh.

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against light/no armor, kanabo.
against anything else, greatsword

>> No.15161705

>>15161613
It looks more like the bat they use to play cricket in Hell. This is not a statement as to its non-scariness; quite the opposite.

>> No.15161718

Rapier, Scimitar, or Spear.

Former two: cool.
Last: I actually use this weapon and it's cool.

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The Polish sabre.

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I chose the Davey Crockett. You pretty much use it at knife fighting ranges anyhow.

>> No.15161852

Maul

>> No.15161898

>>15161811
There is a polish RPG (the name escapes me) that is quite literally nothing but pallasch fighting. Some foreigners can use rapiers, but mostly pallasch. It's like much more focused riddle of steel.

>> No.15161935

>>15161898
Interesting, I'll keep an eye out for it. Even if the name escapes you, can you remember anything about the name that might point me in the right direction?

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steel fan

If you are going to smack some one upside the head, might as wel look classy

>> No.15162002

>>15161935
It's Dzikie Pola. Just followed the yellow brick road back to it.

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>>15161999

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>>15153445 And I wish I could have found a picture of a Guten Tag

This is a Goedendag, perhaps you mean one of these?

>> No.15162452

>>15162198
Sorry, no. The description of it, once again, is a six foot long wooden, square-headed mallet. On the top and two of the sides (opposing) are mounted metal spikes. The other two sides are flat wood. Striking first with the flat to dismount a rider from his horse, then striking with a spike while he's on his ass to put him out of the fight.

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>>15162452
...okay, first, it *sounds* unwieldy, striking with the *non* spiked side, like trying to cudgel someone with the side of a pick. Secondly, why deliberately blunt the unhorsing blow just so that you can deliver a piercing strike once they're down? It seems like it'd make more sense to, y'know... just pierce them with the first hit. Of course I Am Not A Warrior, but it doesn't seem to make sense..

>> No.15162515

I like polearms.

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>>15161588
>My local buddies have started picking up grinders and shit to turn slabs of steel into functional swords... they've all made their own designs, and for the most part they look fresh out of Conan.

...No they haven't. They might have made sword-esque-objects or wallhangers, but I'm sorry - those things won't handle anything like real swords did. They won't feel the same. Even if sharpenned, they won't cut the same. Don't get me wrong - have fun. But those things won't be much like real swords.

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Sword and Buckler...it's like some one packaged hate and destruction of living things in one neatly wrapped christmas present that is opened/unleashed with the simple pull of the expertly knotted bow ribbon.

>> No.15162705

>>15162495
I didn't make the damn thing, I just think it's nifty. I remember it from a show on the History Channel called Conquest.

FOUND IT! YES! Apparently, my memory is flawed. No surprise there. About 3:30 in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6dQmqqU6gk&feature=related

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>>15162705
Battle of Coutrai? Here's how semi-contemporary sources depicted it.

Also, they weren't peasants, they were well off city-dwellers.

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