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Posted 2/5/16 , edited 2/5/16
Even if you had the perfect metal.

Wouldn't it require a perfect design?
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Ravenstein wrote:

The best sword is a gun.


This basically, give me my C14 Timberwolf and I will kill even the best swordsman armed with the most over designed sword all day long if I don't grow bored with such stupid prey.

That being said this really is an unanswerable question. I mean the application of a sword is vastly different depending upon the tactics one prefers in a sword fight. Thus the method of construction and material of choice would vary. For example a Roman gladius would have to be made of a different material and construction method then say a Japanese Katana. This is because both would be used in wildly differing ways. And would require two very different forging methods and materials of choice .
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You girl, have so much time. i already like you.
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As much as movies try to say that a gun is vastly superior to the sword, actually, at that distance, you could get close enough to attack the enemy, generally if the person wielding a knife or sword is within 21 feet he can attack you, and in a close-quarters situation where I'm within 5 feet of you, then the sword becomes vastly superior to the gun. Sure, a gun, at a distance, is a superior weapon, cause it was designed for ranged combat, but at any close then about 10 feet, the sword becomes better than a gun because a sword is designed better for close-quarters.
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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/6/16


Yeah, maybe if you're using flintlock.
A 1911 aimed at center mass (or better yet, the head) is going to puncture your swordsman assailant faster than he will be able to slash at you.
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If you guys play Dead Souls or Demon Souls, there's this light blade than can easily penetrate shields and slash thru the enemy itself.

That'll be cool.
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Posted 2/6/16

IkusaTakuma wrote:



As much as movies try to say that a gun is vastly superior to the sword, actually, at that distance, you could get close enough to attack the enemy, generally if the person wielding a knife or sword is within 21 feet he can attack you, and in a close-quarters situation where I'm within 5 feet of you, then the sword becomes vastly superior to the gun. Sure, a gun, at a distance, is a superior weapon, cause it was designed for ranged combat, but at any close then about 10 feet, the sword becomes better than a gun because a sword is designed better for close-quarters.


It isn't the sword or the knife that makes you "superior" it's because you have already drawn your weapon and have surprise on your side.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Depends on the wielder, and desired targets. Bottom line is; no one sword is perfect for everyone and every situation. Would you give a two-handed and slashing sword, like katana, to a one-armed man who is about to face heavy-armored knight? A man who isn't even comfortable with the sword handle, battle style, and aesthetics? This is highly unlikely to end well.


Exactly. If you don't take my advice and decide to not use a gun the best sword would depend on your opponent.

Is your opponent armored? If so, you want a piercing weapon.
Does your opponent have a longer weapon? If so, you want to have either an equally long weapon or a shield and smaller weapon.


Overall, I think you could be pretty well off with a gladius and a shield against a lot of opponents.
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