We talked about this a little in the sword thread and there were some people talking about thier sword choice for post-shtf.
The idea of the katanas are superior to all other swords cones from hollywood and people thinking Samurais are the average katana user. In my opinion for average people like us the sabre is more practical. Its lighter, one handed, and has better reach( when cutting , it has nothing to do with blade length)andthe systems are much simpler. Not to mention a good sabre can cut pretty good and even lop off limbs or decapitate people, there are historical records of it.
The Brits in the victorian era only trained there basic soldiers for 6 weeks, 6 days a week for 6 hours or something along those lines(and hahaha 666). Yet you still heard of sailors duelling with Japanese soldiers at ports and hear of sailors winning some of those duels. Its all about the swordsman not the sword, sound familiar?
Anyhow, as a weapon what would you guys go with?
For the record I would go with a two handed longsword mainly because its what I train with the most.
Here are some neat videos on the topic. The guy in the video is a pretty popular YouTube personality on this sort of stuff and an archeologist and historian. He is slightly liberal but generally not too bad.
- Other sword- specify which one
Btw, this should be a light hearted discussion. Not meant to incite a dick swinging match. The survival subforum needs more nonsense like this though, at least imo.