Omahawg: [th04.deviantart.net image 850x739]don't dream it....be it
Neondistraction: I was more distracted by the fact that Antonio Banderas' character was supposed to be Arab. That was about as believable as Patrick Stewart playing a cowboy./ surprisingly decent movie, though, inaccuracies aside.
Brainsick: Fano: Jeez, I'm starting to feel like an ass for picking on asian martial arts. Watching videos of katas and people doing choreographed fights makes me feel like I am naysaying weapons as much as saying rapiers are no good based on watching a bunch of videos of people Flynning, 1-2 style.You just reminded me, Game of Thrones had one of the best (realistic) sword fights I've ever seen, between that crazy biatch's knight and Tyrion's 'champion'. About 15-20 seconds in I turned to my wife and said "...and the guy in the armor is getting tired right about...now" and sure enough he started to flag. The merc went for a couple of arteries, stayed out of the other guys reach/peripheral and it was all over but the dyin'. Then he killed the guy, cuz hey, Game of Thrones./I think we all know the best duel ever goes to these guys:
Fano: Jeez, I'm starting to feel like an ass for picking on asian martial arts. Watching videos of katas and people doing choreographed fights makes me feel like I am naysaying weapons as much as saying rapiers are no good based on watching a bunch of videos of people Flynning, 1-2 style.
cynicalbastard: m00: cynicalbastard: As a guy who's made swords for a few decades, the bat'leth breaks my heart. It looks like a joke, not a weapon. There's a reason every sword-using culture has come to the basic idea of "grip at one end, sharp pointy bit going the other way". It's simple and it works.[www.superiormartialarts.com image 330x550]Yeah, about those- got any refs for their use in actual battle, as opposed to esoteric martial arts and various kung-fu movies?
Loaded Six String: BuckTurgidson: [www.wired.com image 300x225]I agree. If I do not have a lurpa (sp?) give me a m'akleth./Also, thank you so much Fark for this thread. You have helped me get through my father having a heart attack earlier today.// He is not yet ready to join Sto'Vo Korr this day thankfully.
Therion: Esoteric polearms have the advantage of range. A billhook in hand is really only useful for cutting brush, but put it on the end of a six or seven foot stick and it becomes a useful weapon.
over_and_done: Random trivia:the guy who played Kurn also played the adult Jake Sisko in the funky skip-forward-through-time episode.
Shadow Blasko: [i183.photobucket.com image 705x530]/Would like to shake the hand of the propsmaster that made that.Gorgeous work.
doglover: unchellmatt: Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.If that was made of steel that shiat would be heavy. Much heavier than many real heavy weapons like greatswords and poleaxes. The closest real life example would be the German dueling shield Link, which you'll notice is mostly resting on the ground. There were maneuvers to pick that bad boy up, though.
Feral_and_Preposterous: Known to "loyal Star Trek fans" my ass. No loyal Star Trek fan ever watched The Next Generation just like no loyal Star Wars fan ever watched the crapfest that was Episodes I-III./Not a loyal fan so--I did get to see ol' cow-patty head playing with his goofy crescent sword.
SirEattonHogg: I applaud his choice in weapons. A Bat' leth is not as crude
Rich Cream: Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alonePeople avoid him, they know the street's his ownCold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wildMean as a tiger, society's own childThose that tried to burn him paidYou don't do that to Johnny BladeHe's the meanest guy around his townOne look and he will cut you downJohnny Blade, Johnny Blade
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