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    Cloud's Buster Sword potentially realistic

    A few months ago, there was an episode of the new Forged in Fire in which a contestant had built a large chopping sword from scratch. It is so big that it looks like Cloud's Buster Sword. It cut through every obstacle in a single stroke, except the Aluminum at the end which required 3 strokes. This weapon did better than a samurai sword and any other variation or design. The only disadvantage in combat is the weight, so the Samurai sword might still be better as an actual weapon, but this "Buster Sword" was better for the obstacle course.

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    It would have been used as an anti-calvary weapon if it were actually real. It's too big to be used in any type of one on one combat, but if you've got a ton of dudes on horses running at you, you'd have a few of these dudes with huge swords and they'd take the horse down with it. The Samurai used very large swords called Zanbatou for that very reason, except they were long and thin. More akin to the Masamune than the Buster Sword.

    But it's not hard to imagine knights having a weapon more akin to the Buster Sword for a similar purpose of taking down lancers on horseback.

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      #3
      There was never any doubt that it was "realistic," the problem was that, in practice, it's impossible to use in an actual battle. At the very least it puts you at a massive disadvantage.
      Last edited by Louay; January 27th, 2019, 03:22 PM.

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        #4
        I'm pretty well-trained with one and it actually is better than a katana



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          #5
          Game Theory did this video already

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            #6
            It's not realistic at all, lol

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              #7
              Originally posted by Thar View Post
              It's not realistic at all, lol
              It's hypothetically useable, not competitively viable.

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