What's the advantage of a scimitar over a straight sword?

What's the advantage of a scimitar over a straight sword?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks cooler.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Curve

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Draw cut

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No idea if it’s bullsit, but I was told the curve helped cutting through the baggy clothing they wear in the Middle East. Since with a very curved blade, likely only one point will contact the clothing, thus cutting through. Whereas with a straight blade, it’s possible to wrap around the blade and frick up the edge alignment, causing it not to cut. Also why rapier and cloak was a fighting technique in Europe and why gambeson’s alone can actually offer protection.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >rapier and cloak
      I think that’s primarily because an arm wrapped in a cloak is better than nothing. It’s not likely that people would have used the cloak if cutting swords were the fashionable choice for self defense as opposed to thrusting swords.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The curve in a cutting sword simply makes the edge for cutting longer that is all and so better then pulled against meat , it is not a puzzle. like a hanger on a rocking boat all suck swords are for use in an unsteady place like a dancing horse from the saddle or a swaying punt or deck a trained man will only use the thrust but that needs firm ground and position, curved swords from horse are for controlling the mob most as in a riot or similar or running down men

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        See:

        Welcome to /k/, James Joyce

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the advantage of a scimitar over a straight sword?
    none, none at all. Cutting swords are for slashing from horseback, not even the charge as a lance, that a mob may be put under control with the horror of it or run as the man and his fellows are on horse and that is what they were for

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Welcome to /k/, James Joyce

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hits the g spot from behind better. Curved. Swords.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, apparently it even sorta works with an upwards curve, I guess because the curve pushes off the back wall?
      >So they tell me

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    would you touch his bridle he will take your hand, that is all.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >try to cut through layers of clothing with straight sword
    >it gets stuck
    >doesnt cut
    >try with curve
    >curve allows sword to slide
    >cuts through

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >cutting efficiency
    >push cut cutting on horseback
    >more flat for bind control/leverage
    >'handier' trying to pass inside/outside on offense
    >'handier' in close approaching grappling range

    OP pic is excessively curved - one can have sabres that remain good enough thrusters - but not for cavalry or if used with a shield of some sort. The straight sword will often have less mass (bind disadvantage) and will oblige active defense to keep the curved sword enemy in your range but not his. Running curved guy through without it being lights out, the risk of receiving a hack from him in return is higher.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Scares nords

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder that Red guards used to be white people with dark reddish skin, not arabs or Africans.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It has larger optimal cutting length of the blade. Typical straight blade best cutting portion is around center of percussion. Tip of the blade has weak cutting ability.
    Blade heavily curved on the tip has excellent tip cutting ability. It has more mass and cuts target at angle and slicing motion is more effective for cutting. In combat and especially cavalry combat you don't actually choose how do you hit target. it moves around to fast, you try but you hit with whatever portion blade you get lucky. Such curved swords do much more damage when hit target with the tip.

    Second is safety. In mounted combat when you hit target passing it at full gallop your sword can be stopped by target: it hits too thick target (body), thick bone, armor etc. Sword tip stops but you continue to move past target as your horse carry you, that makes sword tip violently rotate away from target until it clears it. This violently rotates grip of the sword in your wrist and it can make you lose sword and/or sprain you wrist. Sword with heavily curved tip if tip stuck in the target needs to rotate much less to clear target so it is much less strain on your wrist and less risk of losing sword and injury. It is better suited for mounted combat when you swing at targets boldly without care at full gallop.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just cool

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The main advantage of a curved sword is that the center of gravity is "behind" the extrapolated axis of the handle. That means that when you swing it the sword automatically get pulled "straight" and will always hit the target perfectly "edge on". That is not an easy feat with a straight sword, especially in the heat of battle and with possibly half frozen fingers in thick gloves. You can easily try out that effect yourself with a curved wooden stick/tree branch.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    slashing motion is more natural and wounds deeper - thrusting is on other hand less efficient

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Idk man im more of a thruster myself

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It’s good enough for orcs in lord of the rings.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They attack quicker and are cheaper than a whip or sara sword, leaf sword if you're cheap/need stab so good for quick str levels

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >advantage

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    straight -> stabby
    curved -> cutty

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Str bonus. Long sword has more attack bonus. I learned this from runescape

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Actual "scimitars" are just sabres.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's four kinds of actions you can do with a sword. Chopping, slashing, thrusting, and blunt hits. Chopping and hacking are primarily what straight swords are best at because the entire weight of the sword is behind each swing which can still cause blunt damage even from an unsharpened blade. Slashing is what curved swords are best at and allow a longer continuous cutting action with each pull and since the main source of damage is the sharpness of the blade they can be made with less material and are easier to carry. The last kind of damage is thrusting or piercing which both straight and curved blades can so but is best done with swords specifically made for that purpose. Going back to straight vs curved their use generally depended on the kind of materials they were meant to be used against with straight swords being most useful at bashing heavy armor until the person under it is too fatigued while curved swords took advantage of light or no use of armor being unable to stop the blade. In general straight swords were primarily used by foot soldiers fighting foot soldiers in armor plate while curved swords were used by cultures that didn't place great emphasis on heavy plate armor or those that used horse calvary where light swords were easier to use with one hand and excelled at the slashing attacks from horse charges.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Penis

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