Top 10 Sword TypesRaxez What is the best type of sword in our history? There are many great swords in this world. But if you were to take a rating depending on the best sword that could rely itself to be most effective in every situation, then what would you choose?
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I do martial arts and personally I prefer a quicker sword.
It can't slash as well as other curbed swords because it isn't curbed enough, it can't thrust because it's curbed, it offers weaker protection for hands than European swords, it's not flexible so it can break easier. Speed depends on the weight of the sword and human muscle mass, not on the design, so it just looks cool but it's worse than most swords on just about everything including the speed. - M111
Fast and powerful
I train in kung fu and tai chi, and I'm hoping to Iaijutsu and the Kenjutsu taught by the school Niten Ichi Ryu. The Katana is truly an amazing sword. It was made with hard steel on the outside and soft steel on the inside, this aloud to be strong and be able to absorb damage. Not only was it strong and absorbent, it was sharper than a razer. Plus the blade was at the right length so that it could be used at close range and also keep you opponent at a distance. All these reasons are what make the Katana a swift, precise, and efficient sword.
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I'm not an expert but I have done some research. The rapier is faster than any other sword and longer than most. Slashing is a very inefficient form of killing. The rapier specialises in thrusting. Its strength of being light is also its weakness. Not very good at blocking or delivering much of an impact.
Having a speed and reach advantage is what makes the rapier the best sword. You can't fault it on lethality either. Many people seem to favour the katana despite it being a slashing weapon which, again, is not very good at killing. It also isn't as light as you might think. The longsword would be a flat out upgrade. I'd say the rapier and longsword are on par. I only chose the rapier out of personal opinion. The longsword has the force, the rapier has the speed. Your call.
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Seeing as historically speaking katanas where made of iron so if you were to strike your opponent's sword straight on your sword would snap I have no clue why the katana is at the top
Sounds like I'd be using this a lot - Plantera
I favor longswords over other types mainly due to their sheer adaptability. They are effective in virtually any combat scenario, from armored duels to bandit ambushes.
Fast light and strong
This is exeptional. You can use it against so many armor types. It's extremly flexible, light weight, perfect balance and perfect shape. Sure the Katana may be a good sword, but it's not really that effective against many types of armor. It's not really so practiacal to use either. And you cannot use a shield. - Raxez
The kukri or khukuri is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade, similar to a machete.
It is the main weapon of ghorkas, those dudes, take out a limb in one swoop with this thing, Honorable as well, check em out!
Saber = best
Overall great for combat and usage outside of combat
One of the finest Sabres in history. it is a lot faster than two-handed swords such as the katana. - KevinNelson02
I think it best sword. it has great deadly look and one handed,faster and comfortable and handy.
A sword that cuts well but extends forward to reach your opponent without you having to reach far. It would be the lovechild of a tomahawk, a sabre, a machete and a kukri
Dangerous as hell it was widely feared
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