I kinda bought a sword today at the Renaissance Fair. It’s the first time I’ve ever spend any large amount of money in myself. It was $80, but I really wanted it and the blacksmith that sold it to me was really sweet. I’ll have pictures and stuff up later from the Fair and of my sword. I’m also going to have some angst up soon. Love you guys. @impala-dreamer and @winchesters-favorite-girl. I wanted to tag y'all because I’m like proud of myself for actually buying myself something. Lol.
Hi my name is Shaolin Fantastic and I have a pristine pair of red pumas (that’s how I got my recognition) with white accents and a real life samurai sword that I got for a discount and a lot of people tell me I look like Grandmaster Flash (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Zeke Figuero but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m also a DJ, and I apprentice under Grandmaster Flash where I’m in the third year (I’m seventeen). I’m gay (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly red. For example today I was wearing a red shirt and a matching red hat along with my signature red pumas. I was walking around the Bronx. It was hot and sunny so there was no shade, which I wasn’t very happy about. A lot of Savage Warlords stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.
Some swordsmen I guess 'wear' their swords on their waist or strapped them to their backs. Most of the time people put them on their waist because it seems practical and rarely for the backs. Is there any pros and cons to the position of their swords? Or this is just merely aesthetic purposes?
“Wear” is the correct term.
Carrying a blade on your belt, (usually on opposite side from your dominant hand) is an entirely practical consideration. It’s not really possible to draw from the back in combat. You can do it, but it involves either some juggling of the blade, or unslinging the scabbard, pulling the blade, and then returning or discarding the scabbard.
Alternately, you can simply reach across your waist and draw a sword. Faster, simpler, easier to do in combat. It’s also going to be out of your way most of the time, while one on your back could become an issue. Finally, while drawing it, you’re putting the blade between yourself and your opponent almost instantly, which can have sometimes have applications in defensive situations.
It’s hypothetically possible to design some kind of scabbard that would hold a blade on the back for easy access. For instance, a sci-fi setting where they use strong electromagnets. It would also be possible to store a collapsing sword on the shoulder, or across the small of the back.
In the real world, slinging a sword (or other weapon) across your back usually meant you intended to ready it before combat, rather than during the melee. Remember, historically, swords were actually a sidearm, and almost never used as a primary weapon. So a soldier would need their sword someplace they could get to it quickly, should their primary weapon (usually a polearm or ranged weapon) fail.
If your character carried a sword as their primary weapon, for example a Zweihander or claymore, then it’s entirely possible they’d carry that across their back, with a sidesword on their waist while traveling. Before a battle, they’d unsling their primary, prepare it for use, and then put their scabbard with their kit. If they were ambushed on the road, it’s far more likely, they’d simply use their sidesword, rather than trying to get at a weapon on their back.
I have had these designs lying around for nearly a year now? about time i did something with them! added in a few other ones and smartened up some of the paint work.
There will DEFINITELY be inaccuracies in the weapons, so please don’t think I don’t know XD it’s just a little bit of fun to explore some more variations and morphology in Pokemon. the original post can be found HERE. and the pokedex entries can be found below the read more line.