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Posted 3/31/08 , edited 3/31/08
Throughout history, solidiers had to make due with what little they had. Since this was the case, some weapons were used for many things. The bayonette for example- they used that to pick thier teeth, cut stuff other than people, etc. What do you think is the most versatile weapon and why?
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Posted 3/31/08
I can't think at the moment, and I will supply a better answer later. Right know without thinking this is what I can come up with;

M4A1 Carbine with SOPMOD rail kit.
It's an assault rifle with a flashlight, bayonet (knife), and optional underslung grenade launcher or shotgun.
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Posted 4/1/08
I think a kunai or a shuriken cuz not only that it can be thrown but u can also use it like an ordinary knife.
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Posted 4/1/08
Hey very interesting candidate, but I must say;

A kunai never had a blade. It is used as a trowel for gardening. To my knowledge it was never used as a weapon either.

The first shuriken were flat square pieces of scrap metal without a real blade. Only later were they changed into the bo shuriken that looks like a dart and the kozuka that is a throwing knife often hidden in the koshirae (fittings) of a sword. Those were surely useful though. The Kozuka and Bo shuriken I mean.
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Posted 4/2/08

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Hey very interesting candidate, but I must say;

A kunai never had a blade. It is used as a trowel for gardening. To my knowledge it was never used as a weapon either.

The first shuriken were flat square pieces of scrap metal without a real blade. Only later were they changed into the bo shuriken that looks like a dart and the kozuka that is a throwing knife often hidden in the koshirae (fittings) of a sword. Those were surely useful though. The Kozuka and Bo shuriken I mean.


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Posted 4/4/08
The most versatile weapon in my opinion would have to be the knife. It can be used for so many different things, from killing a man to eating with; also they can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes depending on whatever you want to use it for. Plus, they've been around since well the stone age really and are still used today; that has to say something.
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Posted 4/5/08
I pretty much agree with Jachyra47, though knivers weren't really around in the stone age. The stone age means exactly what the name sounds like, weapons were made of stone. Like a sharpened stone attached to the end of a spear. After the stone age was the golden age, because gold was found in one piece, there was very little work involved. They just needed to melt it down to make the weapon. Theres a whole list. Primative precusors to knives could be found in the stone age though.

If i made an error, feel free to correct me, its been a long time since I've read up on the history.

I'm surprised no one said the swiss army knife yet- that thing can do anything! Its more of a utility than a weapon though...
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Posted 4/7/08
Yes the knife. That is a really good one.
In addition, the pommels are sometimes fitted to break glass or even have a flashlight or compass. They can also carry various survival utensils in a hollowed out hilt (Ala Rambo.)
Some have a saw blade on the back for utility.
Plus many knives can be fitted to a gun to function as a bayonet.

Yeah I was actually going to pick a Swiss Army Knife, but I remembered it wasn't a weapon.
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Posted 4/8/08
A knife would be good but you cant use a knife in a large riot. I think a short sword would be better. Cuz not only that you can use it like a sword you can also use it like a knife.
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Posted 4/18/08
in my opinion a short both ens sword or just sword attached with a thin but stong string or rope is effective. size n type depends on the situation
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Posted 4/19/08
yeah that sounds good, its effective whether if the enemy is far or near...........
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Posted 4/20/08
a sword attached by a rope would probably be extreamly difficult to wield and not too effective unless you threw that sword at about 100 km per hour... it would be smarter to probably just use a bow and arrow.

I'm not quite sure if the sickle attached to the chain that happens to show up a lot in anime actually existed, but that would probably be the closest thing to what you've said. Its compact size, special shape, and wide cutting edge would allow it to move with its cutting edge in the optimal position. If it was deflected, it would most likely rap around whatever deflected it, a sword would just bounce off unless there was an insane amount of power behind it. If a sword was attached to a string, chances are that the cutting edge wouldnt always be facing the opponent which is why it wouldnt be efficent.

I'm just gonna assume that you meant something else. I by no means mean to discourage- thank you for your comment ^_^
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Posted 4/20/08
Mace is correct. That's a terrible idea to use a sword attached to a rope. Which is probably why you never hear of such a thing.

The kusarigama (Sickle and Chain) was NEVER used like how it was in anime. The chain was swung, but the sickle was always in the hand and did not leave it.
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Posted 4/21/08
But isn't the kusarigama used for climbing walls?
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