>there are people
>on this board
>that think the Gladius isn't the ultimate bladed weapon ever
Explain yourselves, you barbarians.
>>/k/ - Weapons
>> All weaponry is welcome. Military vehicles/knives/other weapons are included, this board isn't just for firearms!
>Not having enough friends to form a testudo
Decimate yourself, Grecian
Even the slanty eyed Seres (From the great country Serica,at the other end of silk route) could fashioned a better sword than even the best swordsmith in the empire could do, their sword is harder,yet thinner than ours, andeven emits an unnatural glow as bright and brilliant as the full moon
Just because Cold Steel makes one as a "machete" doesn't make them the best.
For short swords I have to go Greek Kopis. Basically an oversized Kukri. Also there is the Iberian Falcata of the same style, with an even longer blade.
>thinks designing tactics based on tools is a better idea than designing tools based on tactics.
Like a gladius fag wouldnt get rekt by a langschwert
Because it just doesn't have tight tolerances and second to none fit and finish of the Chris Reeve short sword, friend.
This is litterally a 9mm vs 45 debate.
>Muh snow flake design
>Opinions based on opinions
Stfu it was a great sword for its time and tactics.
Tactics amd time change, this is why weapons change.
But, were I to deploy again I would take a Gladius because its the right size to fit on my armor without getting in the way while doing patrols and not too obvious so the CSM wont shit a brick on me like he did with the guy who had a claymore (sword not the mine).
Not a katana?
>Made in glorious nippon.
>Folded over 9001 times.
>Could teleport behind you and slice in in half while atanding.
Psh, baka desu senpai.
>this whole new level of buttmad
There's no need to be upset, friend.
Yes and it's vastly superior to a regular gladius.
Gladius was built around the limitations of those times, mounted cavalry being less effective, ranged weapons having less power, metalworks in general not being as strong. The gladius is excellent in those conditions.
The Romans would have been fucked so hard if they had to face a medieval formation of infantrymen it'd make Cannae and Teutoburg look like Magnesia
>Weapon that is only effective if you employ it with very specific tactics.
>Said tactics only work at a certain level of technology.
The Gladius was a specialized weapon that worked great against the technology and style of battle of the roman era. Take it out of that era and it's a total piece of shit that will get you killed.
Roman legionnaire was not trained nor equipped to fight solo. They relied exclusively on teamwork and mixed unit tactics.
Sure 1v1 a full blown Knight would probably win but one roman Legion could steamroll the entire Templar order with no trouble at all.
A sword beaten out of an old mercedes leaf spring would outperform literally any sword made before it.
Hell you could go back in time with a modern, decently made machete and fucking wreck shit on everybody provided you knew how to use it.
When your shit metal sword cracks, snaps or bends the second it hits my sword hammered out of a piece of truck suspension then metallurgy matters.
Obviously this is hypothetical bullshit and doesn't matter anyway but having a sword that stays sharp and doesn't bend or break at first contact offers you a pretty serious advantage.
The horse was a buttmad Spyderco fanboy.
>gladius fags can't reach me
They fought on broken ground and infiltrated in the gaps that would form in the phalanx due to their formations beign more flexible.
Wheever the Romans tried to fight an alexandrian phalanx on flat ground, though, they got their shit pushed in.
By having so much mass spread out, it would fly more like a disc and wouldn't twist in the air. Momentum would be better maintained, almost like a flywheel.
The shapes were done so that as many possible angles of impact as possible would still fuck a nigga up.
mfw you think i can't cut you down from 6 feet away.