You can fuck up any predator below 500lbs with a carbon steel European longsword and no other weapon. Wolves? EZ. Lions?

You can frick up any predator below 500lbs with a carbon steel European longsword and no other weapon. Wolves? EZ. Lions? No big deal. Tigers? Will be a challenge, but doable still. Bears is where I draw the line because the 4-inch fur+bodyfat armour is hard to penetrate with such a light and nimble weapon. A spear would do the job though. Reminder that cavemen killed animals the size of wolly rhinos with STICKS. Not metal-tipped, solid wooden spears, fricking sticks. And I'm to believe wandering the Indian jungle with my sword is dangerous because tigers and leopards KEK.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    hey buddy /k/ is that way I think you boarded the wrong thread..........

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    > predator
    > under 500 lbs
    Think again dumbass

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who the frick would use a fricking sword to kill a Lion?

    Real man uses a knife.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      the archetype of a warrior is a strong man with a sword

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get yourself the King Henry VIII gear and I wouldn't scoff at your chances against an 800 pound brown bear

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      If it had spikes on the shoulders, elbows, gautlets, helmet and neck. You need to be able to inflict mortal wounds when you're disarmed and pinned down.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bears are really strong

      ?t=15
      You are more likely to kill one with a crossbow (or spear as in your pic) than with a sword

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bear ain't gonna charge into a halberd

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Bear ain't gonna charge into a halberd
          Yes they do. And this is exactly how you kill them at close range
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_spear
          "Often it was placed against the ground on its rear point, which made it easier to hold the weight of an attacking beast."

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            not that anon; to my recollection those were leveraged to the ground instead of waved around the bear letting it know through cuts and pokes it's not gonna be a good thing to charge in

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Its hard to tell, but does that bear have an 'Oh shit, I fricked up' look on its face?

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Does seem like it

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ok, so its not just me.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Bear ain't gonna charge into a halberd
          Yes they do. And this is exactly how you kill them at close range
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_spear
          "Often it was placed against the ground on its rear point, which made it easier to hold the weight of an attacking beast."

          btw it's better to hunt them when there is a certain distance. From there it is possible to kill them even with a blowgun

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >crossbow
        crossbows are weak as shit dude, you fell for Hollywood propaganda

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    A poleaxe is the superior melee weapon, always has always will be.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Back during south american colonization theh would form up formations of men armed with spears to kill jaguars. I don't think swords would be as effective since they don't force much range.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    ill keep my ar in 300 blackout

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Lions
    >Tigers
    Hard disagree. They weight 3x the average person and are 3x as fast. Also, l female lions hunt in packs.
    >Wolves
    Any reasonably fit and strong person could definitely kill a wolf with a longsword, but they rarely hunt alone.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      An adult man can outweigh a lioness. 180-220 pounds is around what your average lioness would weigh.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        An average lioness is like 250-300 lbs

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not a blue whale pathetic b***h

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >*climbs up to the head and stabs it like in shadow of the colossus*
      Heh... nothin personnel, big guy...

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Remember that while it's illegal to take geese by way of spear, it's not illegal to take geese by way of sword.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >and no other weapon

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Give me a halberd smithed with today's top quality steel and I will murder every animal except elephants and rhinos.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Katanas are known for not being able to cut for shit samurais were mostly archers moron

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're great for cutting unarmed peasants in half, but just like everyone else in history they were more symbols of status and rank and weren't used in battle unless you had literally nothing else left.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Katanas are known for not being able to cut for shit
      They were literally designed to cut leather armor and are exceptional at it. Yes, they're overrated in general but completely dismissing it is just being an asinine iconoclast.

      As for archery, guess what? Archery dominated every area of the world it existed. Yes, moreso than spears. That's not an argument, otherwise it would also mean longswords were shit.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is one of the most moronic takes I've ever seen. Katana were incredibly good, not supernaturally good as some redditors used to think but not as shit as people think either.
      Nihonto are made in a very specific way that makes them practical, the hardening makes the edge sharp and hard while the body is softer, giving a great compromise for structural integrity.
      Samurai were archers when their wars were just horseback skirmishes. As soon as their wars became more "modern", the bows got ditched, and the clans that still favored the bow instead of firearms got fricked to oblivion. At this point, katana were sidearms, but other major weapons like the naginata or nagamaki were crafted the exact same way, and they were really efficient on the battlefield, efficient enough to coexist with the yari (spears)
      The idea of Nihonto is that they're great at cutting stuff and hard to break. The harder edge makes it prone to chipping but makes it stay sharp, while the softer body makes the blade bend instead of breaking, making a blade that is very reliable as it won't go blunt after extensive use nor break in half if misused.
      Open a fricking book for once in your miserable life before spouting bullshit

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        A big pile of misinformation, great.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's a copypasta.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Get your hands on a Nihonto, even a shitty rust covered wakizashi will be razor sharp. Or better yet, read a fricking book about Nihonto, literally any.
          Picrel is about the structure of Nihonto. The hagane would contain more Martensite, while the Shingane is higher in cementite and pearlite which are softer.

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think a katana would be a better choice. They’re folded over a million times by skilled Japanese swordsmiths you know.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's it. I'm sick of all this "Masterwork Bastard Sword" bullshit that's going on in the d20 system right now. Katanas deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.
      I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine katana in Japan for 2,400,000 Yen (that's about $20,000) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. ->I can even cut slabs of solid steel with my katana.
      Japanese smiths spend years working on a single katana and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.
      Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.
      Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction. Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.
      So what am I saying? Katanas are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Japan fricking banned katanas before ww1

        Japan banned katanas half a century before ww1 weeb

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          The English banned hurling in Ireland because they were afraid of Irishmen with hockey sticks lol.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lmfao is this a copypasta? Don't tell me this is real autism.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's both. I believe it's also been edited, because the nippon steel only needs 1000 folds, not a million

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        hi new

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      katana are made for slashing.
      Against a big animal a sword with a longer reach and better at stabbing is going to be the better choice

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd want something better for slashing like a falchion or langmesser.

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Reminder that cavemen killed animals the size of wolly rhinos with STICKS. Not metal-tipped, solid wooden spears, fricking sticks.
    Yes but it took like 5-10 people for even a single kill
    You alone will not be able to do it, moron

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is if a big cat is going to eat or attack you its going to pounce from someplace where its off your radar. So its not going to be an honorable 1v1 duel.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unhonourable little shits

      • 7 months ago
        future

        just throw on a bear hunting suit like this. lack of honor returned.

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not an elephant though.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      ah yes elephants, I forgot about that <500lbs predator...

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What could he even do if you just kept circling and slashing his hind leg??

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Elephants are intelligent and won't attack you just to attack you.

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