Easiest sword to learn with?

Different swords require different techniques what are some beginner friendly ones for people just trying to get into the art

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Penis

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you need yourself a Koncerz

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Saber and foil/epee, because finding a fencing club is the easiest option.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rapier is the best.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, a woodstick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      retvrn to your childhood

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To be useful for the dumbest monkies? Probably anything with a heavy end as it makes it great for chopping/bush whacker. Just brute force it like a retard. Don't miss though.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Machete. Just swing away, bonus points if you're not White.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Learn what? There are no legitimate schools of swordsmanship left. The closest thing is fencing, but fencing is just a sport that has no relationship with real violence whatsoever and is basically a joke.

    You pick the sword that is the most practical for your circumstances. That will most likely be a machete. A machete is ideal because it doubles as a survival tool, so it's actually worth it's weight. It's thin stock makes it very easy to sharpen with a file, you don't have to send it to some professional. It's short and easy to conceal in a backpack. With a good edge it can end a fight instantly. Nothing more is needed in today's world. I highly recommend the Ontario I85 military issue machete produced by Ontario Knife Co of new York for America's armed forces continuously since Vietnam. It only costs like $25 but is higher quality than many $200 battle ready swords you can find, and far more practical. The rothco aftermarket sheath is excellent.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The closest thing is fencing, but fencing is just a sport that has no relationship with real violence whatsoever and is basically a joke.
      Meanwhile in reality, a fencer will beat the shit out of you because practical sparring experience beats the shit out of practicing by swinging a blade around at the air or at best test cutting stuff.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A fencer wouldn't be able to translate his technique to any real weapon. The lightest sword in history was like 5X heavier than a fencing foil. Even a smallsword has totally different handling.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >foils are the only sword using in fencing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            None of them have anything even approximating the weight and balance of any real sword. It's like thinking you can shoot because you used an airsoft gun. A rapier weighs almost three fucking pounds.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, epee fencing was designed around being an analogue to using a smallsword.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Smallswords were fashion accessories.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Olympic fencing is the only fencing that exists
          Lol

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          A skilled fencer can just stab your hand before you can even lift your arm.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          A typical sword is only 1-2 pounds.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No.
            Most historical swords range between 1.3lb and 4.5lb, with some designs going beyond this- smallswords down to 1lb, big ol two handers up to like 6lb

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are plenty of ancient manuals left. Keep in mind swords were used way before guns and even for a while with them. But fighting styles, tactics, and dueling techniques were used because it was life and death back then.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you want the cheapest option and to learn how to care for something before you actually invest money into it, buy one of those $6 machetes from anywhere and learn to sharpen your blade properly. Then go outside and find thick weeds/brush and practice cutting them from different angles until you figure out how to cut with it. You shouldn't have to swing full bore, the blade should go through with an easy swing. If it doesn't, adjust angle and try again. Once you have that down, graduate to saplings/problem trees and try you angles there. The thicker it is the less forgiving. The blade you choose is almost irrelevant, it's the Indian not the arrow. Learn to care for your steel and how to sharpen it and you'll be miles ahead of any retard in a fight.

    If you want to learn how to defend yourself/fight literally pick the closest place to you and start. There is no wrong answer. Go in with the understanding that there is no ultimate martial art, but they give you tools to help in most situations. Beyond that it's sparring and then once you get decent enough at one style or weapon type, you can begin to visualize different strike angles from opponents in your mind. Think critically about the posture and stance of an attack as well because you can typically determine a feint by footwork/stance. You'll begin to notice people reading your moves as well and then you can stack all your knowledge of your readings to outwit them. Swords are cool, but ultimately is a game of chess where your neck is on the line if you choose incorrectly.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would avoid any machetes from south America or Africa. They're never straight and that ruins the handling. The best are Ontario and Cold Steel. Condor is okay but overpriced. Also, put a tennis racket grip on every weapon and tool you own, including guns.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    red are your slash and stab swords.
    green are you slashing swords.
    purple are you stabbing swords.
    just choose what you like to do more of. Asian swords are balanced towards the tips so they feel heavy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Retard take holy shit. Half of the "slashing" swords are excellent at stabbing, half the "stabbing" swords are good at slashing.
      I mean come on, I know video game tropes are what most of the self-proclaimed experts grew up on, but fucking shut up it you don't have a clue.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >but fucking shut up it you don't have a clue.
        Anon have you forgotten where you are

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm assuming for ye old prisoners

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >TFW you realize that's actually a bread knife

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what the actual fuck is this infographic anon.
    "scimitar" and shamshir, listed separately, and both included? That "saber"? that cutlass? that gladius?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    German longsword

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A machete

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My only experience is with Meyer/Liechtenauer longsword (one of the more common HEMA treatises practiced along with Fiore's), though it seemed simple enough grasping to me.
    I've been told in the past that Talhoffer's messer was a good style to demonstrate to rookies as one to quickly grasp the basics of, but I have no experience with any of Talhoffer's stuff so can't confirm that claim, and you'll probably have an easier time finding a group doing something else.
    Ultimately I'd expect that the easiest type to learn will depend on who/what you're learning from; just look for HEMA groups in your general area and see what they cover.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oddly enough, the Katana. It's curved back just enough that there's some error correction for edge alignment.

    That being said, the Jian, Longsword, and Saber are all pretty simple to start with.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Longsword or feder, join a hema group. Always easiest to learn something in a group, with people to practice with.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Swords are a waste of time.
    I get it, I see the appeal.
    They're still a waste of your time though.

    If your concern is self defense, get a gun.
    If your concern is physical fitness, learn some form of martial art.
    If your concern is just having a quirky autistic hobby to waste your time, just play video games.

    There isn't a single logical reason to learn how to use a sword in the 21st century, and no "it's cool" is not a valid justification, because it's not fucking cool. It's dorky was fuck.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What about collecting antique swords tho anon. Is that a legit hobby according to you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You must be fun at parties

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >learn some form of martial art
      Hema is a martial art, retard
      >"it's cool" is not a valid justification
      Luckily for the world, you don't get to define what's cool or neat, and "I want too" is a perfectly valid justification to do this type of shit, you friendless retard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      being able to defend yourself barehanded, with cold steel and with guns is better than just barehanded and with guns.

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