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2nd Dec '16 5:18:48 PM BiffJr
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* Integra ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' reveals just how badass she can be by facing an army of vampires holding her saber in a reverse grip. On a side note, Alexander Anderson who appears soon thereafter switches from reverse grip to normal and back with ease all the time.

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* Integra ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' reveals just how badass she can be by facing an army of vampires holding her saber in a reverse grip. On a side note, Alexander Anderson who appears soon thereafter switches from reverse grip to normal and back with ease all the time.



* Cutter in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' uses his short curved sword New Moon in a reverse grip to slash his opponents. Panel 5 of this page from #15 of the original series (WARNING: violent battle scene) is [[http://elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/index.php?s=OQ/OQ15&p=27 the first time we see him use this technique]]
** Note that the manga ''KamuiNoKen'' (''Anime/TheDaggerOfKamui'') was a major influence on the artist, Cutter gets his technique straight from Kamui (which makes him some sort of elf-ninja).

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* Cutter in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' uses his short curved sword New Moon in a reverse grip to slash his opponents. Panel 5 of this page from #15 of the original series (WARNING: violent battle scene) is [[http://elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/index.php?s=OQ/OQ15&p=27 the first time we see him use this technique]]
** Note that the
technique]] [[note]] The manga ''KamuiNoKen'' (''Anime/TheDaggerOfKamui'') was a major influence on the artist, Cutter gets his technique straight from Kamui (which makes him some sort of elf-ninja).[[/note]]
11th Nov '16 3:35:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jyuji Kabane from ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}: Overdose'' deserves a special mention as he '''[[DualWielding dual-wields]] [[SwissArmyWeapon gun]]-[[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] in reverse grip''', thereby making him an automatic BadAss. He also happens to be an undead, blind swordsman with a penchant for fire, but [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot that's....]]

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* Jyuji Kabane from ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}: Overdose'' deserves a special mention as he '''[[DualWielding dual-wields]] [[SwissArmyWeapon gun]]-[[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] in reverse grip''', thereby making him an automatic BadAss.badass. He also happens to be an undead, blind swordsman with a penchant for fire, but [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot that's....]]
7th Nov '16 1:50:11 PM roxana
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* In Creator/HBeamPiper's ''Literature/LastEnemy,'' Verkan Vall picks a knife duel and blinks in astonishment when he notices his opponent using this style. After killing the fellow -- "Only eight seconds from the time you closed with him" -- Vall, who learned knife-fighting from pirates, remarks that he feels like a murderer of children; evidently Piper didn't think much of the Reverse Grip.

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* In Creator/HBeamPiper's ''Literature/LastEnemy,'' [[Literature/{{Paratime}} ''The Last Enemy'']] Verkan Vall picks a knife duel and blinks in astonishment when he notices his opponent using this style. After killing the fellow -- "Only eight seconds from the time you closed with him" -- Vall, who learned knife-fighting from pirates, remarks that he feels like a murderer of children; evidently Piper didn't think much of the Reverse Grip.
24th Oct '16 4:01:54 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Anime/Pokemon'', whenever Ash's Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja uses Cut attack, he creates [[DualWielding two blades]] that he holds this way. Perhaps he studied with [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]].

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* In ''Anime/Pokemon'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', whenever Ash's Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja uses Cut attack, he creates [[DualWielding two blades]] that he holds this way. Perhaps he studied with [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]].
24th Oct '16 4:01:03 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Anime/Pokemon'', whenever Ash's Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja uses Cut attack, he creates [[DualWielding two blades]] that he holds this way. Perhaps he studied with [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Ahsoka Tano]].
10th Oct '16 10:07:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The knife technique of [[GauntsGhosts the Tanith First-And-Only]] has "the blade descending from the fist and tilted in towards [the] body".

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* ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'': The knife technique of [[GauntsGhosts the Tanith First-And-Only]] First-And-Only has "the blade descending from the fist and tilted in towards [the] body".
28th Sep '16 5:01:06 AM bradleysigma
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** If you trip over with a knife in reverse grip, the consequences will be considerably less dire. Tripping into someone with a knife in forward grip could eviscerate them. Doing so (accidentally) with a knife in reverse grip is almost impossible. Furthermore, the natural reflex when falling to the ground is to break your fall with your hands, spreading them palm down. This will place the blade of the knife to the outside of your hands, instead of potentially directly under your throat.
12th Sep '16 6:35:03 PM WillBGood
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* ''Film/TheRaid'': The protagonist, Rama, is an absolute beast with a T-BAR, switching between forward and Reverse Grip as he carves a gory swathe through hordes of goons.

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* ''Film/TheRaid'': The protagonist, Rama, is an absolute beast with a T-BAR, KA-BAR, switching between forward and Reverse Grip as he carves a gory swathe through hordes of goons.
11th Sep '16 10:57:12 AM Anythingsfine
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Holding a blade in this manner imposes some restrictions on the wielder. The wielder's reach and angle of attack is reduced compared to a forward grip, notably preventing any direct thrusts. Additionally this weakens the grip and decreases the blade's stability, due to the weaker pinky taking precedence. Despite this there are advantages with this style, namely that it facilitates certain 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 (albeit only with shorter blades) and has often been viewed as more intuitive (and thus easier to learn and apply) than the regular grip.

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Holding a blade in this manner imposes some restrictions on the wielder. The wielder's reach and angle of attack is reduced compared to a forward grip, notably preventing any direct thrusts. Additionally this weakens the grip and decreases the blade's stability, due to the weaker pinky taking precedence. Despite this there are advantages with this style, namely that it facilitates certain 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 (albeit only with shorter blades) and has often sometimes been viewed as more intuitive (and thus easier to learn and apply) than the regular grip.
grip. It is worth remembering that while this is used all over the place in fiction, it is perishingly rare outside of knife fighting in real life, as the above-mentioned drawbacks massively outweigh the advantages with any weapon longer and heavier than a dagger.
28th Aug '16 8:12:58 AM Vir
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* A number of dagger-type weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' use this gripm, such as the Ceramic Dagger and Dual Ether Daggers.

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* A number of dagger-type weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' use this gripm, grip, such as the Ceramic Dagger and Dual Ether Daggers.
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