Why not include swords that use guns in the design instead?
The original Gunblade◊
of FF 8
was a complete sword with a solid blade, not barrel but what appears to be Compensator◊
-like vents in the blade here◊
to relieve the back pressure gasses when fired.
It is an one of the more plausible examples of VibroWeapons
. Plus, avoids the issues... "lack a stabbing tip", "a heavy, off-balance sword", etc. simply by using blanks.
"Despite its name, it cannot be used as a gun, meaning it does not fire projectiles, and can therefore only be used in melee combat, making it more like a gun supplementing a sword than a blade supplementing a firearm, e.g. a bayonet on a rifle. The firing of the gunblade's rounds induces a tremor in the blade
causing it to deal additional damage to whatever it strikes." -finalfantasywikia
edited 3rd Dec '13 9:33:12 PM by Paktra