History Main / ReverseGrip

18th Aug '16 9:27:08 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' never goes into exact detail about the technique involved in "the two swords", a relic of Barrayar's [[LostColony Time of Isolation]] used for [[DuelToTheDeath duelling]], but it's probably the sword-and-parrying dagger type of DualWielding so this trope likely crops up sometimes.

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* ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' never goes into exact detail about the technique involved in "the two swords", a relic of Barrayar's [[LostColony Time of Isolation]] used for [[DuelToTheDeath duelling]], but it's probably the sword-and-parrying dagger type of DualWielding so this trope likely crops up sometimes.
17th Aug '16 7:47:42 AM 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, 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 them to keep their sidearm steady, should they need it: they can rest their wrist across their flashlight arm to keep better control over their 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, which is particularly nasty when it has a bezel full of teeth and it strikes a PressurePoint. And finally, it's the simplest way to hold a torch with a tailcap switch, as well as one of the most comfortable, 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 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, 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 them you to keep their sidearm steady, should they you need it: they you can rest their the wrist across their the flashlight arm to keep better control over their 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, which is device; particularly nasty when it has a bezel full of teeth and it strikes a PressurePoint. And finally, it's the simplest way to hold a torch with a tailcap switch, 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.
10th Aug '16 7:22:01 PM Willbyr
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* Jyuji Kabane from ''{{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 ''{{Gungrave}}: ''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....]]
9th Aug '16 11:32:54 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[SuperSoldier SPARTANs]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}} Reach'' do this with their assassination knives. ALL the time. Even in midair.

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* The In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the [[SuperSoldier SPARTANs]] Spartans]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}} Reach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' onward do this with their assassination knives. ALL the time. Even in midair.
17th Jul '16 9:11:39 PM eagle108
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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]].
15th Jul '16 11:42:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Related to GangstaStyle, with the difference being that the Reverse Grip can actually be practical in some circumstances. The {{Kunoichi}} are commonly depicted DualWielding long knives, with one or both knives in a Reverse Grip.

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Related to GangstaStyle, with the difference being that the Reverse Grip can actually be practical in some circumstances. The {{Kunoichi}} are commonly depicted DualWielding long knives, with one or both knives in a Reverse Grip.\n
15th Jul '16 10:55:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{Psycho}}'': The iconic shower scene features the killer stabbing downward with a reverse grip on a kitchen knife. The many parodies of this scene always include the reverse grip.
25th Jun '16 12:23:36 AM Eyeshield
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* Leonardo's incarnation in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012 version of the series]] is more prone to holding his swords in reverse than in other series in order to emphasize his speed.
17th Jun '16 11:53:08 PM Vir
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* Rei from ''BreathOfFireIII'' uses daggers like this.
* Any Assassin-class unit in ''FireEmblem''s 7 and 8.

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* Rei from ''BreathOfFireIII'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' uses daggers like this.
* Any Assassin-class unit in ''FireEmblem''s 7 and 8.
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* Knife-wielders in the ''FireEmblem'' games, or at least Sothe and Volke, appear to wield their knives this way in combat.
** Though in ''Path of Radiance'' it appears to be limited to the Thief class, as Volke switches to a much more relaxed forward grip.

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* Knife-wielders in the ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, or at least Sothe and Volke, appear to wield their knives this way in combat.
** Though in ''Path ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance'' Radiance]]'' it appears to be limited to the Thief class, as Volke switches to a much more relaxed forward grip.



* The Bard from ''TheBardsTale'' can learn to dual wield a sword with a dagger, holding the latter backwards.

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* The Bard from ''TheBardsTale'' ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' can learn to dual wield a sword with a dagger, holding the latter backwards.



* [[SonicStorybookSeries Lancelot (or Shadow)]] does this in ''Sonic and the Black Knight'', with a freaking sword that's as [[{{BFS}} TALL AS HIMSELF]]. ''WITH ONE HAND.''

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* [[SonicStorybookSeries Lancelot (or Shadow)]] Shadow) does this in ''Sonic ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight'', Knight]]'', with a freaking sword that's as [[{{BFS}} TALL AS HIMSELF]]. ''WITH ONE HAND.''



* Edge of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' does this in the DS remake after you've input a command but before he's done it, as well as his artwork for The After Years

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* Edge of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' does this in the DS remake after you've input a command but before he's done it, as well as his artwork for The ''The After YearsYears''.



* The VisualNovel for ''PhantomOfInferno'' has [[ReiAyanamiExpy Ein]] train [[BadassNormal Zwei]] in using a reverse grip fighting style with combat knives, the [[FridgeLogic logic]] behind it being that the length of the blade doesn't lend itself to a traditional grip. The style she trains him in revolves around using the the blade to deflect any swipes or stabs from an enemy in order to create an opening to be exploited.
* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3: Razor's Edge", [[CanonImmigrant Kasumi and Ayane]] wield their weapons this way. Kasumi with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], and Ayane with her [[DualWielding two wakizashi]].

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* The VisualNovel for ''PhantomOfInferno'' ''VideoGame/PhantomOfInferno'' has [[ReiAyanamiExpy Ein]] train [[BadassNormal Zwei]] in using a reverse grip fighting style with combat knives, the [[FridgeLogic logic]] behind it being that the length of the blade doesn't lend itself to a traditional grip. The style she trains him in revolves around using the the blade to deflect any swipes or stabs from an enemy in order to create an opening to be exploited.
* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3: Razor's Edge", Edge'', [[CanonImmigrant Kasumi and Ayane]] wield their weapons this way. Kasumi with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], and Ayane with her [[DualWielding two wakizashi]].



* Frank Fly's battle sprite in ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' has a knife in both hands, with the left one in the reverse grip. Due to the constraints of the battle system, how this benefits him is never actually shown.

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* Frank Fly's battle sprite in ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' has a knife in both hands, with the left one in the reverse grip. Due to the constraints of the battle system, how this benefits him is never actually shown.


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* Stealth Elf in ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''.
* Shaco in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''.
16th Jun '16 6:01:04 PM nombretomado
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* Ayame from ''{{Tenchu}}'' uses her daggers in this fashion. The prequel indicates that she started off using a reverse grip in one hand and a forward grip in the other before switching to a double-reverse grip later on.

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* Ayame from ''{{Tenchu}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}'' uses her daggers in this fashion. The prequel indicates that she started off using a reverse grip in one hand and a forward grip in the other before switching to a double-reverse grip later on.
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