History Main / SwordandGun

16th Jul '17 5:38:09 PM nombretomado
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* During WW2 there was a British soldier by the name of [[JackChurchill Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Mad Jack" Churchill]].(Try saying that 5 times fast). He was notable for being a total [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/churchill.html badass]] who not only carried a pistol and [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/churchill4.jpg claybeg]] into battle, but also a longbow. When asked about his bizarre choice of weapons, Mad Jack replied, [[GoodOldWays "In my opinion, sir, any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed"]]. On one night he took 42 German prisoners, and captured a mortar position single-handedly, using only his broadsword. [[BunnyEarsLawyer He often went into battle playing the bagpipes.]] Some historical accounts make his sword a claymore instead of the basket-hilt claybeg. Let's hope this is true

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* During WW2 [=WW2=] there was a British soldier by the name of [[JackChurchill Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Mad Jack" Churchill]].(Try saying that 5 times fast). He was notable for being a total [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/churchill.html badass]] who not only carried a pistol and [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/churchill4.jpg claybeg]] into battle, but also a longbow. When asked about his bizarre choice of weapons, Mad Jack replied, [[GoodOldWays "In my opinion, sir, any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed"]]. On one night he took 42 German prisoners, and captured a mortar position single-handedly, using only his broadsword. [[BunnyEarsLawyer He often went into battle playing the bagpipes.]] Some historical accounts make his sword a claymore instead of the basket-hilt claybeg. Let's hope this is true
4th Jun '17 9:04:41 PM Doodler
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** Starting in Season 3, Ezra seems to have adopted this as his signature style, used most prominently in the hallway fight in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow "Steps Into Shadow"]] and in the space battle in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]].

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** Starting in Season 3, Ezra seems to have adopted this as his signature style, used most prominently in the hallway fight in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow "Steps Into Shadow"]] and in the space battle in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHour [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]].
4th Jun '17 9:04:00 PM Doodler
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** Starting in Season 3, Ezra seems to have adopted this as his signature style, used most prominently in the hallway fight in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsStepsIntoShadow "Steps Into Shadow"]] and in the space battle in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]].
23rd Apr '17 10:09:35 PM wentesur
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* Sara Valestein in VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel uses sword and gun as her weapon of choice. Both of them are sold in one package instead of separately since the game has no right-left hand equipment system.
23rd Apr '17 6:40:49 PM nombretomado
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** Again in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', precisely in the [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld Radiant Mythology subseries]], more precisely [[NoExportForYou in the two titles not released outside of Japan]], there's the {{Pirate}} [[JobSystem class]] that fights with [[http://images.wikia.com/aselia/images/e/ec/Pirate.jpg both a dagger and a gun]] and looks cool too.

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** Again in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', precisely in the [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheWorld Radiant Mythology subseries]], more precisely [[NoExportForYou in the two titles not released outside of Japan]], there's the {{Pirate}} [[JobSystem class]] that fights with [[http://images.wikia.com/aselia/images/e/ec/Pirate.jpg both a dagger and a gun]] and looks cool too.
22nd Apr '17 9:50:47 AM TheBigBopper
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A modern version of this trope has the wielder carrying a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. To some extent, this is actually TruthInTelevision, as soldiers are still issued knives or machetes for use as tools or emergency weapons. Many special forces units are well-versed in the use of knives for close-quarters combat, with some techniques advocating the use of both in tandem with each other. The difference is that hardly any warfighter today wears a full-length sword, since they lack a knife's MundaneUtility and are too inconvenient to wear considering how little they would be used.

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A modern version of this trope has the wielder carrying a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. To some extent, this is actually TruthInTelevision, as soldiers are still issued knives or machetes for use as tools or emergency weapons. Many special forces units are well-versed in the use of knives for close-quarters combat, with some techniques advocating the use of both in tandem with each other. The difference is that hardly any warfighter today wears a full-length sword, sword since they they're harder to draw or wield in close quarters, lack a knife's MundaneUtility MundaneUtility, and are too inconvenient to wear considering how little rarely they would be used.
22nd Apr '17 9:47:21 AM TheBigBopper
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A modern version of this trope has the wielder carrying a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. To some extent, this is actually TruthInTelevision, as soldiers are still issued knives or machetes for use as tools or emergency weapons. Many special forces units are well-versed in the use of knives for close-quarters combat, with some techniques advocating the use of both in tandem with each other. The difference is that hardly any warfighter today wears a full-length sword, since they lack a knife's MundaneUtility and are too encumbering to wear considering how little they would be used.

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A modern version of this trope has the wielder carrying a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. To some extent, this is actually TruthInTelevision, as soldiers are still issued knives or machetes for use as tools or emergency weapons. Many special forces units are well-versed in the use of knives for close-quarters combat, with some techniques advocating the use of both in tandem with each other. The difference is that hardly any warfighter today wears a full-length sword, since they lack a knife's MundaneUtility and are too encumbering inconvenient to wear considering how little they would be used.
22nd Apr '17 9:44:09 AM TheBigBopper
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Often [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in historical settings, since old-fashioned pistols were almost entirely single-shot and inaccurate enough to make it essentially pointless to use both hands. Once you'd "had your shot", a single-shot pistol became nothing more than an elaborate club or a tool for parrying blades, until you got the thirty-plus second respite required to reload. Early cap-and-ball revolvers increased the number of shots, but still took long enough to reload that carrying a blade could be useful. GenreSavvy folk who could afford it would often carry a whole brace of guns to . This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy.

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Often [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in historical settings, since old-fashioned pistols were almost entirely single-shot and inaccurate enough to make it essentially pointless to use both hands. Once you'd "had your shot", a single-shot pistol became nothing more than an elaborate club or a tool for parrying blades, until you got the thirty-plus second respite required to reload. Early cap-and-ball revolvers increased the number of shots, but still took long enough to reload that carrying a blade could be useful. This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy. GenreSavvy folk who could afford it would often carry a whole brace of extra guns to . This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy.
to increase their firepower.
22nd Apr '17 9:42:30 AM TheBigBopper
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Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in historical settings, since old-fashioned pistols were almost entirely single-shot and inaccurate enough to make it essentially pointless to use both hands. Once you'd "had your shot", a single-shot pistol became nothing more than an elaborate club or a tool for parrying blades, until you got the thirty-plus second respite required to reload. Most folk, being fairly GenreSavvy, would often carry a whole brace of guns as a result (assuming they could afford it) so that they could have more than just one shot. This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy.

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Somewhat Often [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in historical settings, since old-fashioned pistols were almost entirely single-shot and inaccurate enough to make it essentially pointless to use both hands. Once you'd "had your shot", a single-shot pistol became nothing more than an elaborate club or a tool for parrying blades, until you got the thirty-plus second respite required to reload. Most folk, being fairly GenreSavvy, Early cap-and-ball revolvers increased the number of shots, but still took long enough to reload that carrying a blade could be useful. GenreSavvy folk who could afford it would often carry a whole brace of guns as a result (assuming they could afford it) so that they could have more than just one shot.to . This is often seen with the SamuraiCowboy.



A modern version of this trope has the wielder carrying a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. To some extent, this is actually TruthInTelevision, as soldiers are still issued knives or machetes for use as tools or emergency weapons. Many special forces units are well-versed in the use of knives for close-quarters combat, with some techniques advocating the use of both in tandem with each other.

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A modern version of this trope has the wielder carrying a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. To some extent, this is actually TruthInTelevision, as soldiers are still issued knives or machetes for use as tools or emergency weapons. Many special forces units are well-versed in the use of knives for close-quarters combat, with some techniques advocating the use of both in tandem with each other.
other. The difference is that hardly any warfighter today wears a full-length sword, since they lack a knife's MundaneUtility and are too encumbering to wear considering how little they would be used.
22nd Apr '17 9:32:13 AM TheBigBopper
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* Matt Easton has made a few useful videos for understanding historical usage of guns in conjunction with swords and knives:

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* Matt Easton of ''WebVideo/ScholaGladiatoria'' has made a few useful videos for understanding historical usage of guns in conjunction with swords and knives:
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