What you like to see in manga and anime.
Or at least what you wish you saw more often.
>M16 family rifles
>rocks in a sock being swung around
Shaving knives, like the ones Swenny Todd used
Rarer than sai, even more wrongly used when it appears.
Normal street thug type knives, actually being used that is.
"Wrong" is not the word, but they're not show even close to their full extent when they do appear. Other than bashing, poking and catching swords, they can be used to lock fingers, wrists and to immobilize by using the little sidebar to press some vulnerable points in the neck, ribs and others.
As far as I've seen, in manga and anime they're either bladed (?) or used as an oversized stick that doesn't differ at all from a baseball bat.
We already had enough fun with those.
Sticks and spears. I love them, but they're rarely well portrayed.
Inshun was so fucking cool to read in Vagabond. This manga itself has very good fights and not only katana vs katana ones.
Kusarigama. Had to look up the name on google, another very cool weapon that was awesome to watch in Vagabond.
> REAWAKE ME UP INSIDE
> I CAN’T REAWAKE
Called a Jitte, issued to peasant peacekeepers (basically, the po-po) not only because they were not nobility and thus not allowed to carry swords, but also because they are damn effective weapons against an opponent with a sword.
said they have alot of uses beyond just catching swords. They were the original Nightstick, despite modern ones descending from >>137285165
Slash Emperor. Here's the description:
>Edem's Knight Arm is a sword known as Slash Emperor, which increases its own length to match the size of the target. The sword takes an unimaginable amount of True Ether in order to take form, which requires a massive convertible energy source. It uses the Earth itself in order to increase its size, and as it gets larger, the more of the Earth is simultaneously chipped away.
So basically weapons like Ruyi Jingu Bang
This, or similar swords. Though, I think a large part of the rapier neglect is that Europoor fencing resulted in a relatively large amount of samurai dying for the short amount of time the duels and cultural contact took place.
Motherfucking hook swords