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#17 - ...the **** is she standing on in the first frame?  [+] (4 new replies) 08/30/2014 on The floor is lava +3
#28 - amuzen (08/30/2014) [-]
one of those little coffee table side things that the lamp is on, if you look at the fourth frame you can see that the base of the lamp isn't submerged in lava either suggesting it's resting atop something, or the lava hadn't yet reached the couch at that time.
User avatar #27 - zeroqp (08/30/2014) [-]
it was before the lava got to that point, silly.
User avatar #24 - guu (08/30/2014) [-]
Lamp?
User avatar #23 - finblob (08/30/2014) [-]
Her shoes, duh.
#1 - Comment deleted 08/17/2014 on Missouri's New Riot Gear 0
#7 - ...  [+] (37 new replies) 08/17/2014 on Katana! +74
User avatar #241 - hattheifbatman (08/18/2014) [-]
Is it on a table?
#67 - yofutofu (08/17/2014) [-]
And that is what happens when a masterfully crafted scalpel collides with a masterfully crafted guillotine.

Does nobody understand that longswords and katanas are two different kinds of tool?Longswords are essentially sharpened fucksticks designed to destroy the shit out of anything resembling armor that comes their way. They shatter bone, jelly flesh, and essentially fuck people up by sheer inexorable force of being a goddamn sharp steel bar.

Katanas don’t do that.They’re not meant to withstand collision with armor or a brick wall or a charging fully outfitted warhorse because the circumstances of its development didn’t call for that. It’s a precision instrument. It’s designed to be lightweight, outmaneuver, and find weak spots, not go barreling into people hack-n-slashing your way to victory. It’s a specialized tool.

In a sense this reflects a core difference between cultures; katanas are a shitton of work and preparation to make the execution as efficient and streamlined as possible, while longswords are more durably and simply made in response to a climate that would require a soldier to be a one-man battering ram in battle.
#90 - anonymous (08/17/2014) [-]
Katanas are designed for unarmoured opponents. There's none of this finding weak spots because a good few impacts with something harder than flesh and leather will dull and chip the blade pretty badly. It's a simple fact that if your opponent is wearing any kind of metal armour the katana is not the weapon you want to use. It should be left to ceremonial stuff or cutting down defenceless people.
User avatar #150 - Shitthatscrazy (08/17/2014) [-]
its good for piercing through the eye holes in a normal helmet or under the armpits where there is'nt any substantial armor short of the leather jerken. Precision.
User avatar #64 - Eiza (08/17/2014) [-]
If you were to reinforce the katana against a table and brace like that longsword, then it would probably hold up just as well. Not exactly a fair stress test.
User avatar #58 - doit (08/17/2014) [-]
Wasnt there a 2nd part where the user used a different angle and broke the other sword? Show both of the gifs
#33 - archael (08/17/2014) [-]
That is not how you use a katana at all.
#13 - anonymous (08/17/2014) [-]
They were not made of shit metal, the sword in the gif were.
Forging a Katana ( Japanese Samurai Sword )
User avatar #25 - drastronomy (08/17/2014) [-]
The longswords usually used in "katana demonstrations" are also made of shit metal. The fact is, as i said below, that if the metal used is the same and the proper forging techniques are used, and the metal is not over or under-tempered, its the thicker blade that wins.
#152 - saladtongsofdeath (08/17/2014) [-]
you forgot to include the wielder... its not the katana itself that was dangerous, it was the man behind the hilt that defined a dangerous and powerful warrior... for me, a samurai and his katana was the epitome of balance... speed and power... intellect and savagery... beauty and brute force..... all rolled into one swift strike
User avatar #247 - drastronomy (08/18/2014) [-]
Friend, samurais are essentially japanese knights. They are not superhuman, and the europeans armor would have made all the difference, especially considering the fact that the katana is not good for stabbing, which is the only attack against a normal set of armor
#251 - saladtongsofdeath (08/18/2014) [-]
true, but you have to take into consideration how well balanced they where... bushido was not only the "kill yourself if you fail" mentality.... it not only incorporated the physical aspect but also the intellectual aspect of a warrior... they where well versed in philosophy, literature, martial art (as in art of war), confucious teachings, sun tzu, and military strategies.... theres a reason why a warrior that was on average 5'4 and 150lbs was so revered as one of the best warriors in the world. and the katana was not just the only weapon that they used.... you have the naginata (halbert-ish style weapon) yumi (bow) nodachi (long sword) odachi (think sephiroth's sword from final fantasy) jute (pressure point weapon... think of smoker from one piece) kabutowari (looks like a jute but sharp and heavier, designed to break through helmets and break bones) yoroi toshi (heavy knife designed to pierce heavy armor) zanbato (probably the biggest sword they had at the time... it literally means "horse slaying sword, it was dug into the ground and pointed at a mounted opponent and stabs the horse... after the horse falls, they used to just pick it up and halve their opponents... brutal...) and kanabo (japanese bat with spikes and/or studs designed to deal massive blunt force trauma... it was such an intimidating weapon that the japanese demons where depicted walking around with it... and for good reason... very heavy and designed to break virtually anything that was stupid to get in its way) just to name a few
User avatar #256 - drastronomy (08/18/2014) [-]
Knowing poems does not help in battle, and most knights in europe were usually educated as well, often as priests or squires. The samurais did not walk around with all those weapons, and nor did the european knights. They used everything from longswords and shields to axes, halberds, spears, pikes, morningstars, flails, maces, mailbreakers, clubs, warpicks, war scythes, glaives, greatswords, bastard swords, broadswords, shortswords, daggers, estocs and certain french noble knights used slightly modified rapiers designed to break through mail in the weakpoints of a knights armor.

Equipement wise, the knight would most likely win in a battle between the two, as long as he was smart enough to choose a weapon that is not too bulky or too short.

I agree, however, that the normal footsoldiers of japan were FAR better than the man at arms of medieval europe. They often only wore leather and mail with a bascinet of sorts if they were rich enough. Those trained in combat, however, were extremely efficient since they were essentially giant hunking pieces of metal wielding weapons that could butcher horses, while swinging as fast as a broadsword
User avatar #225 - heartlessrobot (08/18/2014) [-]
The man behind the katana isn't dangerous if he's wearing wood and leather, and his opponent is wearing lots of steel and a lot more steel. And is holding very well made steel.
#250 - saladtongsofdeath (08/18/2014) [-]
and i dont know where you are getting your information on japanese armor, but they are as well protected as european knights with their metal scale armor and yes, even chain mail
#249 - saladtongsofdeath (08/18/2014) [-]
true.... but have you ever seen the flexibility and durability of japanese armor? its been proven that a 500 year old chestpiece can withstand a direct blow of a spartan spear from a perfect angle.... and you also have to remember that the katana (although being the most memorable) was not their only weapon..... you have the naginata (halbert-ish style weapon) yumi (bow) nodachi (long sword) odachi (think sephiroth's sword from final fantasy) jute (pressure point weapon... think of smoker from one piece) kabutowari (looks like a jute but sharp and heavier, designed to break through helmets and break bones) yoroi toshi (heavy knife designed to pierce heavy armor) zanbato (probably the biggest sword they had at the time... it literally means "horse slaying sword, it was dug into the ground and pointed at a mounted opponent and stabs the horse... after the horse falls, they used to just pick it up and halve their opponents... brutal...) and kanabo (japanese bat with spikes and/or studs designed to deal massive blunt force trauma... it was such an intimidating weapon that the japanese demons where depicted walking around with it... and for good reason... very heavy and designed to break virtually anything that was stupid to get in its way) just to name a few
User avatar #8 - guywithafork (08/17/2014) [-]
They were made with shit metal, chemically, the other sword is stronger.
User avatar #134 - xtwinblade (08/17/2014) [-]
Chemically its not stronger, its sharper. It slices and cuts, but it does not stab or hack at all.
#80 - toguro (08/17/2014) [-]
Katana's are curved for one reason, they cut flesh very well - scimitars were the best for splitting flesh and leather. However against armour they aren't as effective since the blade chips easily and a LOT of strain can be put on the back of the blade while a longsword balances it out. They aren't bad sword no but nothing will top Spanish longswords as far as effective weapons go.
User avatar #179 - kinginyellow (08/18/2014) [-]
Weren't Katanas also meant mainly for quick slashes, as opposed to full on fights? I thought they did poorly when it came to the Katana repeatedly clashing with any sword in a fight.
User avatar #209 - toguro (08/18/2014) [-]
That's the chipping and strain part - it's also why iaido was practiced, even one good slash into a person can dull a katana considerably.
#35 - whitenerdy (08/17/2014) [-]
>"chemically"
#65 - anonymous (08/17/2014) [-]
The chemical bonds are what holds it together, just like with anything else.

The study of chemistry isn't just drugs, acids and what goes bang.
#76 - whitenerdy (08/17/2014) [-]
>arguing that the energy holding together carbon/iron atoms is weaker in the Katana.

Why, did someone forget to infuse his spirit animal or something?

User avatar #21 - citruslord (08/17/2014) [-]
Not really. Tamahagane, compared to most European steels of the time, were really high quality. Alot of the steel that came out of their smelting process was actually a bit too high in carbon content, this was fixed through many of the forging processes. In contrast to European steel, which was much more like mild steel in modern terms, so really really soft. Except for a few areas, namely Damascus and the Vikings who had a limited amount of steel just slightly superior to the Japanese
The reason the one sword is less damaged is because it's thicker and wider, and has physical support of the table, meaning most of the return force was transferred straight into the rather fragile katana blade.
User avatar #12 - drastronomy (08/17/2014) [-]
As are the swords they usually test katanas on

nigger the fact remains its a piece of sharpened metal on a stick. The one with more mass will always remain the strongest if they are made of the same metal and made properly
#15 - killemusen (08/17/2014) [-]
not really, if the sword is lighter it is easier to handle and you could swing it faster, and speed has alot to do with how much energy you generate. There's is a reason people didn't wield fuckin buster blades.
User avatar #24 - drastronomy (08/17/2014) [-]
You have been playing too much chivalry

The difference between a zweihander swing and a shortsword swing is about 0.2 seconds.

Speed has to do with the force you are exerting on the "lever" of then sword, the center of mass. If the center of mass is, as it should be, just above the guard, then there is little to no difference between a longsword and a katana.

"Slow" weapons, like mauls, halberds, etc. have their center of mass MUCH closer to the tip of the weapon, hence why they are difficult to wield and change directions with quickly.
User avatar #28 - thatonesouthernkid (08/17/2014) [-]
so then the difficulty of using the zwei as opposed to the short sword would be that the zweihander is heavier and requires more strength to wield efficiently? or is the weight difference insignificant?
User avatar #248 - drastronomy (08/18/2014) [-]
It weighs 3 kg, so you need some level of strength to wield it, but the center of mass is very close to the guard on it and the hilt is very long. This means you can put a lot of force on the lever. The only bad thing about the zwei compared to a broadsword is the fact that it is more difficult to transport, and hence why pikes were more commonly used
#42 - andrakian (08/17/2014) [-]
The zwei is heavy and pretty unwieldly. Ever wondered why greatswords had that small handle extension at the start of the blade? Those were crucial to use it effectively if you were going for anything else than an all-out, guard-breaking power swing that would let your own guard down afterwards.
User avatar #116 - arkamedies (08/17/2014) [-]
The Germans made those to cut off horse heads.
#119 - andrakian (08/17/2014) [-]
Horse heads, pike formations, anything that the late middle-ages could field against swordsmen except guns, of course . The zweihander was the sword-counter....counter.
User avatar #79 - toguro (08/17/2014) [-]
Well the Zwei was only designed to do one thing and that was have bonkers reach to take out spear users, and to be fair for such a HUGE sword they didn't weigh so much - Prussian ones were as light as 2.2Kg which is less than twice the weight of an average longsword.
#93 - andrakian (08/17/2014) [-]
I always tought they were made intentionally heavy. Pikemen formations were pretty tight, so it was a given that you would be hitting more than a target at each swing. A heavier sword would make that each hit count for more damage.
User avatar #110 - toguro (08/17/2014) [-]
When it comes to swords weight is extremely important, a sword over 4Kg isn't considered a weapon because it can't be used effectively - if the sword can't be swung with decent speed it won't have much force and considering the swing speed between 2 swords 1kg apart is immense, the lighter the sword the better.

Only warhammers were made intentionally heavy because you have a lot of pole before the heavy head meaning it can be swung pretty fast - if you study a little mechanics it'll make a lotta sense.
User avatar #10 - ohhh (08/17/2014) [-]
Citation needed.
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User avatar #6 - godtherapist (08/11/2014) [-]
I never once said the trick was bad. I'm sure he is a great magician.
User avatar #7 - PowerPunch (08/11/2014) [-]
whatever lets just let people believe what they want and be content with ourselves
#3 - he still had to be good enough to do a 5 card swap  [+] (4 new replies) 08/11/2014 on Pick a card 0
User avatar #4 - godtherapist (08/11/2014) [-]
1. It's a video, he can just stop rolling and switch it out.

2. He flips the cards upside down, they're trick cards. That is why he is sure to covert he bottoms so well.

Ps. The card he removed? Jack of hearts. Only one he shows the bottom of in the first part.
User avatar #5 - PowerPunch (08/11/2014) [-]
Good point while the vid is most likely like that there are still some people out there that actually are that good
User avatar #6 - godtherapist (08/11/2014) [-]
I never once said the trick was bad. I'm sure he is a great magician.
User avatar #7 - PowerPunch (08/11/2014) [-]
whatever lets just let people believe what they want and be content with ourselves
#3 - Americans did it at the beginning of the civil war because the…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/11/2014 on You see Ivan, 0
#5 - kinokun (08/11/2014) [-]
we are taking about Russia. deal with it.
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