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>there are people
>on this board
>right
>the fuck
>NOW
>that think the Gladius isn't the ultimate bladed weapon ever

Explain yourselves, you barbarians.
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>>27779590
spathas were cooler
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>>27779590
> Shit range
> Only works with line tactics and a tower shield
literal pleb weapon
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>>27779590
ave, true to caesar
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>>27779606
>weapon was designed to be used exactly how it was used
>shit

brava.
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>>27779613

>/k/ - weapons

Don't see a modern in there.
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>>27779590
Bayonets are better because I can mount them to my rifle. Also please someone post a picture of a gladius attached as a bayonet so I can ejaculate.
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>>27779613
;p
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>>27779613
>>/k/ - Weapons
>> All weaponry is welcome. Military vehicles/knives/other weapons are included, this board isn't just for firearms!
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>>27779626
Its implied and is an unwritten rule. With /his/ your irrelevant relics of the past have no business here anymore
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>>27779606
>MMXIV
>Not having enough friends to form a testudo

Decimate yourself, Grecian
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>>27779632
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>>27779648

Well played.
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>>27779606

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooBvzeguzBc
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Can someone post some high-res pics of some Gladius? It's one of my favourite blades and I have a disturbing lack of pictures
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>>27779590
>inferior range
>inferior material
>inferior balance

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

http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2015/09/22/the-chrome-plated-mystery-of-the-terracotta-armys-swords/
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>>27779590
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.
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>>27779633
>weapons used to kill aren't welcome on a weapons board
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>>27779633
>he doesn't know the history of /k/
leave
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>>27779632
>>27779643
>>27779648

This is the first time Spurdo has failed to make me laugh.

What a sad day
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>>27779613
>this kills the board
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>>27779943
autism
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>>27779590

>455 AD
>not being a barbarian
>laughingvandals.jpg
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>>27779846
My well traveled patrician.
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>>27779590
>there are people
Lol this is true yes.
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>>27779622
If you need a bunch of dudes with shields literally standing by your side in order for your weapon to be effective then your weapon is shit.

Longsword is GOAT sword.
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>>27779590
Gladius HA
I can explain why in one sentence

It's not a spear and it's short.
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>>27780926
>thinks designing tactics based on tools is a better idea than designing tools based on tactics.
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>>27779590
Like a gladius fag wouldnt get rekt by a langschwert
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>>27780094
fucking vandals. GET OFF MY PARTHENON!
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>>27779590
Because it just doesn't have tight tolerances and second to none fit and finish of the Chris Reeve short sword, friend.
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This is litterally a 9mm vs 45 debate.
>Muh range
>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).
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>>27780999
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>>27780999
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>>27781005
That is just a whole new level of gay.
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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.
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>>27781071
so can put time of death on enemy tombstone
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>>27781088
Or kill many people on a tight schedule...
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>>27780941
A longsword isn't a tactic, O mental giant.
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>>27780941
Of course
I only have 10 int cunt how else am I supposed to min max this Lightning Zwei build for SL50 PvP?
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>>27781005
Yeah...thats just a variant of the gladius
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>>27779943
I'm sorry a shitty meme doesn't live up to your expectations
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Nigga, I could travel back in time with a sharpened repro M1905 bayonet and it would be the best weapon in the entire world. Metallurgy was shit back then.
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>>27781071
>this whole new level of buttmad
There's no need to be upset, friend.
>>27781153
Yes and it's vastly superior to a regular gladius.
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>>27779590

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
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>>27779622
>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.
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utility aside, why is a Kopis so sexy?
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>>27781153
Any short straight sword="variant of gladius"
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>>27779590
It's short and has a shit guard. Next.
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>>27779633
It not a rule you fag k ismt a secret vip club you fucking fag

Go kys
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Get fucked scrub
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>>27781985
Africa has some of the most complicated bladed weapons I've ever seen. Always wondered if it was actually practical or just aesthetics.
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Knight Templar would annihilate the Roman Legionnaire

Prove me wrong
Pro tip : you can't
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>>27782215

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.
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>>27781216

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.
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>>27782156
I thought the point was that whatever edge hit you (aside from the handle) it'd do some damage.
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>>27781228
If Chris Reeve knives are so good, then why did the horse buck him off and break his spine? Obviously his horse felt a need to be upset at the poor fit and finish of his knives.
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>>27782352
>metallurgy is the be all and end all of what makes a sword effective
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>>27779633
"/k/ - firearms "
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>>27779590
but the curved bow wrecked you guys in the east
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>>27782377

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.
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>>27782372
The horse was a buttmad Spyderco fanboy.
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>>27782332
Eeeeeeh

Templars are better armed and armoured, have Crossbows, and plenty of auxiliaries to go around. One legion? Nope.
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lol
>gladius fags can't reach me
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>>27779590

>swords
>relevant

Pick one.
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>>27782920
They can be.
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>>27782905
"nuh uh, I just brace your polearm to my shield, shove it out of the way then run up to you and stab you, just like how the Romans beat the Macedonians" says the Gladius fanboy.
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>>27782369
By practical I mean if all those extra bits really make it a more effective and effective weapon, instead of just looking scarier or cooler.
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>>27782156
It's a safe bet that it's killed someone at some point in time.
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>>27783035
Wait, what? How did the Romans not just get stabbed by six to ten other ranks of Macedonians?

Also, Gladius boy will get the shit hacked out of him.
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>>27782935
God damn. Why are bayonets so sexy? It's not the guns they're attached to; at least not for me...but still. Mane.
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>>27782935

Okay, point taken.

Sword bayonets are awesome.
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>>27783081
Roman magic tactics apparently. They redefine logic.
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>>27779590
>not being able to fight using just plilums

I bet you even think you're legionnaire, fucking slave
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>>27783081
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.
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>>27777777
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>>27782156
>>27783044
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.
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>>27779943
Spurdo was never funny
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>>27779590
can't affix it to a rifle

can't use it to dig trenches

can't cook with it

can't saw tree branches with it
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>>27779590
mfw you think i can't cut you down from 6 feet away.
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>>27779590
>Implying my 10,000 fold katana wouldn't cut through you and your puny aluminum dagger in one clean cut
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>>27780094
begone, knave!
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>>27782905
hey, my choice of bladed weapon warfare.
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>>27781451

The curves?

And the fact that Alexander "The Achaemenid Anal Annihilator "The Great"" wielded one?
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>>27787438
>Achaemenid Anal Annihilator
Kek
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>>27781356
>take it out of that era and its shit
>take a legion to the stone age and they will be shit
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>>27779590
Spatha has longer reach and better balance. That is two advantages over the Gladius.
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>>27781150
>sl50 pvp
>not sl120 pvp

estus yourself nigga
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>>27779590
it's not a machette (except for the ones that are machettes).
>>27779633
no, you just pulled that out your ass.
>>27781005
is this a cringethread now?
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>>27781985
>yo dawg, so i herd yuo like blades, so we put blades on your blade so you can cut while you cut
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