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15th Nov '17 7:10:48 PM Theriocephalus
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRB9h8D3xao There are advantages with this style]], namely that it facilitates certain grappling maneuvers (you can use the blade as a hook to assist in maneuvering the enemy, or to inflict damage during a grapple), defensive maneuvers (you can lay the blade against your forearm and let that take the blow instead of your wrist), allows for more powerful downwards and inwards strikes, allows for extreme angles of attack at extremely close range, and has sometimes been viewed as more intuitive (and thus easier to learn and apply) than the regular grip. That said, The wielder's reach is reduced compared to a forward grip, and it prevents any low direct thrusts.

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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRB9h8D3xao There are advantages with this style]], namely that it facilitates certain grappling maneuvers (you can use the blade as a hook to assist in maneuvering the enemy, or to inflict damage during a grapple), defensive maneuvers (you can lay the blade against your forearm and let that take the blow instead of your wrist), allows for more powerful downwards and inwards strikes, allows for extreme angles of attack at extremely close range, and has sometimes been viewed as more intuitive (and thus easier to learn and apply) than the regular grip. That said, The the wielder's reach is reduced compared to a forward grip, and it prevents any low direct thrusts.
10th Nov '17 8:04:00 AM 64SuperNintendo
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18th Oct '17 10:38:39 AM xcountryguy
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* Kensei Muguruma of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' does this, most prominently in the chapters where Ichigo is battling [[spoiler: his inner Hollow]]. Appropriately, the shikai form of Kensei's zanpakuto is a bowie knife.

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* Kensei Muguruma of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' does this, most prominently in the chapters where Ichigo is battling [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his inner Hollow]]. Appropriately, the shikai form of Kensei's zanpakuto is a bowie knife.



** Similarly, Tohno Shiki from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' (Same universe, no relation, though similar names intentional due to similar powers) sometimes reverses the grip on his knife. [[spoiler: This is actually a sign his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nanaya side]] is taking over.]]

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** Similarly, Tohno Shiki from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' (Same universe, no relation, though similar names intentional due to similar powers) sometimes reverses the grip on his knife. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is actually a sign his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nanaya side]] is taking over.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' Gally/Alita wields a pair of Damascus style swords this way during her Motorball Career. After she leaves Motorball, she keeps the reforged single blade wrapped in cloth in her apartment until [[spoiler: she discovers Ido has been kidnapped by Desty Nova]]. When [[spoiler: she is blown up by a doll bomb]] at the end of the original manga, it is [[spoiler: assumed to be lost forever]], along with Gally. In Gunnm: Last Order, [[spoiler: Desty Nova integrates the heavily damaged blades into her new Imaginos body]], allowing her to summon one for each arm at will.

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* In ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' Gally/Alita wields a pair of Damascus style swords this way during her Motorball Career. After she leaves Motorball, she keeps the reforged single blade wrapped in cloth in her apartment until [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she discovers Ido has been kidnapped by Desty Nova]]. When [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she is blown up by a doll bomb]] at the end of the original manga, it is [[spoiler: assumed [[spoiler:assumed to be lost forever]], along with Gally. In Gunnm: Last Order, [[spoiler: Desty [[spoiler:Desty Nova integrates the heavily damaged blades into her new Imaginos body]], allowing her to summon one for each arm at will.



* KnifeNut Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' often does it when the situation gets dire. It is usually the first sign that [[spoiler: [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nanaya]]]] is taking over.

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* KnifeNut Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' often does it when the situation gets dire. It is usually the first sign that [[spoiler: [[SuperPoweredEvilSide [[spoiler:[[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nanaya]]]] is taking over.



** In Riku's final cutscene [[spoiler: prior to the TrueFinalBoss]] in ''KingdomHearts3D'', he does this to break free from [[spoiler: Ansem-[=SoD=], who was sitting on top of him: he "un-summons" his Keyblade, only to re-summon it immediately, only backwards, in order to swing it upwards.]]

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** In Riku's final cutscene [[spoiler: prior [[spoiler:prior to the TrueFinalBoss]] in ''KingdomHearts3D'', he does this to break free from [[spoiler: Ansem-[=SoD=], [[spoiler:Ansem-[=SoD=], who was sitting on top of him: he "un-summons" his Keyblade, only to re-summon it immediately, only backwards, in order to swing it upwards.]]



** According to Geoff Crookes, the Animation Director of the development team behind Warframe, the Blind Justice stance mod applied to Nikanas (aka Katanas) is based on the reverse grip fighting style practiced by the fictional Japanese swordsman Zatōichi. [[spoiler: The name of the stance also alludes to Zatōichi's blindness.]]

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** According to Geoff Crookes, the Animation Director of the development team behind Warframe, the Blind Justice stance mod applied to Nikanas (aka Katanas) is based on the reverse grip fighting style practiced by the fictional Japanese swordsman Zatōichi. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The name of the stance also alludes to Zatōichi's blindness.]]
4th Oct '17 1:42:22 PM REV6Pilot
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* Police and other emergency and security workers are often taught to hold flashlights in this way. Not only does this bring the beam of the flashlight to eye level and prevents visual obstructions by shadows popping up, it also places the arm, the hand, and the torch itself up into a defensive position to protect the head should the need arise. It also allows you to keep their sidearm steady, should you need it: you can rest the wrist across the flashlight arm to keep better control over the weapon and shine the light at the same time, as seen [[http://www.combatreform.org/harriesstanceandgrip.jpg here]]. That, and in case the torch [[ImprovisedWeapon has to be employed as a weapon]], this positioning allows the user to strike with the tail end, which normally is sturdier and has less possibly-breakable parts than the front end of the light, while smaller ones can be used as a Yawara-like impact device; particularly nasty when it has a bezel full of teeth and it strikes a PressurePoint. And finally, it's the simplest way, as well as one of the most comfortable, to hold a torch with a switch on the tailcap, especially if you have to bring something up close to your eyes, like when reading a map or a book.

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* Police Flashlights are often held this way by police and other security and emergency and security workers are often taught to hold flashlights in this way. workers. Not only does this bring the beam of the flashlight to eye level and prevents visual obstructions by obstruction from shadows popping up, it also places the arm, the hand, and the torch itself up into a defensive position to protect the your head should the need arise. It also allows you to keep their your sidearm steady, should you need it: you can rest the wrist across the flashlight arm to keep better control over the weapon and shine the light at the same time, as seen [[http://www.combatreform.org/harriesstanceandgrip.jpg here]]. rest the wrist across the flashlight arm to keep better control over the weapon and shine the light at the same time]], or you can [[http://www.hendonpub.com/assets/articles/2471/c135c81c-ad2e-480d-ac43-7041cc163d24.jpg hold it close to your head to also illuminate your sights and keep your usual center of balance]]. That, and in case the torch [[ImprovisedWeapon has to be employed as a weapon]], this positioning allows the user to strike with the tail end, which normally is sturdier end[[note]]sturdier and has with less possibly-breakable breakable parts than the front end end[[/note]] of the a big Maglite-style light, while smaller ones models can be used as a Yawara-like impact device; particularly nasty when it has a bezel full of teeth and it strikes a PressurePoint. And finally, it's the simplest way, as well as one of the most comfortable, to hold a torch with a switch on the tailcap, tail end, especially if you have to bring something up close to your eyes, like eyes[[note]]like when reading a map or a book.book[[/note]].
3rd Sep '17 1:12:25 PM super1up6
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** Zig-zagged ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', which brings the daggers back, but includes them with shurikens as "Hidden weapons". When the Nohrian Butler or Maid class uses them, they use them in a standard grip wherein they slash with them. But when the Nohrian ninjas use them, they hold them in a reverse grip and slash or stab (Depending on the animation.)

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** Zig-zagged ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', which brings the daggers back, but includes them with shurikens as "Hidden weapons". When the Nohrian Butler or Maid class uses them, they use them in a standard grip wherein they slash with them. But when the Nohrian Hoshidan ninjas use them, they hold them in a reverse grip and slash or stab (Depending on the animation.)
20th Aug '17 10:25:17 PM GrammarNavi
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* There is a lightsaber combat style based on Reverse Grip in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' called Shien (not to be confused with the Form V variant of the same name). It is seen, for example, in Stackpole's ''[[JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' and used by several EU characters, including Adi Gallia, [[VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed Galen Marek]], and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]]. Vader might also be accomplished in this style, considering that he taught the latter two. The style described in ''I, Jedi'' is a two-handed variant, with one hand on the grip and the other grasping the pommel, allowing the wielder to lever the blade around by its end using the grip hand as a fulcrum.

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* There is a lightsaber combat style based on Reverse Grip in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' called Shien (not to be confused with the Form V variant of the same name). It is seen, for example, in Stackpole's ''[[JediAcademyTrilogy ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'' and used by several EU characters, including Adi Gallia, [[VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed Galen Marek]], and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]]. Vader might also be accomplished in this style, considering that he taught the latter two. The style described in ''I, Jedi'' is a two-handed variant, with one hand on the grip and the other grasping the pommel, allowing the wielder to lever the blade around by its end using the grip hand as a fulcrum.
16th Jul '17 11:55:42 AM nombretomado
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** A British WW2 veteran [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGHKyB3T_U demonstrates why using a reverse grip with a knife in combat is a bad idea]].

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** A British WW2 [=WW2=] veteran [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDGHKyB3T_U demonstrates why using a reverse grip with a knife in combat is a bad idea]].
23rd May '17 11:51:26 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Vader's apprentice does it in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' and ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV'' with a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]]. While still not ''wholly'' practical, this is probably one of the best opportunities to use it since it's uni-directional blade.

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* Vader's apprentice does it in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' and ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV'' with a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]]. While still not ''wholly'' practical, this is probably one of the best opportunities to use it since it's uni-directional omni-directional blade.
15th Mar '17 2:57:12 PM Doug86
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* The Red Mantis Assassins in TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}} are noted as DualWielding ''both'' their serrated sabers in Reverse Grip, in emulation of mantis claws.
* The original model for Drazhar, Master of Blades, a Dark Eldar special character in ''TableTopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', did this with two swords.

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* The Red Mantis Assassins in TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}} TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} are noted as DualWielding ''both'' their serrated sabers in Reverse Grip, in emulation of mantis claws.
* The original model for Drazhar, Master of Blades, a Dark Eldar special character in ''TableTopGames/{{Warhammer ''TableTopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', did this with two swords.
3rd Mar '17 6:54:39 AM iowaforever
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* The punk that tries to fight Hub in ''Film/SecondhandLions'' starts the fight with his switchblade in a reverse grip. Hub beats him up a bit and knocks the knife out of his hand, then hands it back to him [[DoWrongRight after suggesting he try a more traditional grip]]. [[FunnyMoments The punk still gets beaten up]].
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