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Posted: 9/18/2005 10:39:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:00:02 AM EDT
It would really be impressive to do that without the Ransom Rest.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 2:13:11 PM EDT
They already did this test with a .50 caliber machine gun
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 2:14:27 PM EDT
very cool none the less.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:12:30 PM EDT
I believe that I saw that on an episode of "Wild Wild West" in my much younger days, except that they used a axe.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:41:43 PM EDT
I know a good sword is a work of art. If I remember correctly, each time the metal blade is folded over upon itself, it becomes stronger. I think they have taken cross sections of them and found some to be folded over 200 thousand times.

I can believe what the video shows but I would like to see the edge on the blade (just for curiosity).
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:58:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RiftWeaver:
I know a good sword is a work of art. If I remember correctly, each time the metal blade is folded over upon itself, it becomes stronger. I think they have taken cross sections of them and found some to be folded over 200 thousand times.

I can believe what the video shows but I would like to see the edge on the blade (just for curiosity).



Some were folded 1000 times. The strength also comes from the tempering process as well.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:05:26 PM EDT
They field-tested this in the Pacific, and the results were a little different.................

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 4:34:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
They field-tested this in the Pacific, and the results were a little different.................




Yeah, in the Samuri Sword VS Browning BAR contest, my grandpa won EVERY TIME. the Japs were pretty nonplussed about that.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:24:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
They field-tested this in the Pacific, and the results were a little different.................




Yeah, in the Samuri Sword VS Browning BAR contest, my grandpa won EVERY TIME. the Japs were pretty nonplussed about that.



I know you said BAR, but I'm still thinkin':

Good enough for granddad ()............

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:43:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wise_jake:

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
They field-tested this in the Pacific, and the results were a little different.................




Yeah, in the Samuri Sword VS Browning BAR contest, my grandpa won EVERY TIME. the Japs were pretty nonplussed about that.



I know you said BAR, but I'm still thinkin':

Good enough for granddad ()............




Oh, believe me, there are many Immoralities I would commit for a nice Colt made BAR....like a Colt Monitor.....oh, the sins I would willingly commit.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:43:11 PM EDT
My grandpa (Tarawa vet) always told me that the .45 was overkill for the Nips.

Little bastards fought like hell, but were pretty easy to kill.

Moro warriors on the other hand . . . .

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