Rapier Rabbits

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I generally try and avoid leet speak, but in this case…. WTF!???!!!11


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    Ben1605
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    WTF is an acronym, not leet speak.

    Serix
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    Reminds me of Bioshock…

    Pants
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    yeah… me too :s

    diabeetus
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    That pic reminds me of Donnie Darko for some reason.

    MikeBabaguh
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    frogurtx
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    I believe these are sabers, not rapiers.

    TrikYodz
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    no theyre rapiers.
    not sabres

    wookie_x
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    Hm, you say rapier. I don’t think you know what a rapier is.

    TrikYodz
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    comment image
    thats a saber

    this is a rapier
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    theres a difference
    and its mostly the width of a blade and the curve usually found on a sabre.

    no wiki required

    TrikYodz
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    @ wookie
    i dont think yo know what a rapier OR a saber is.

    chiefbutz
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    Those are not rapiers.
    They are either fencing sabers.
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    wookie_x
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    @ TrikYodz

    Did it ever occur to you that modern fencing sabers are different from the historical version? Clearly not, or you wouldn’t be making a fool of yourself here.

    natedog
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    wat

    TrikYodz
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    dude
    theyre the same exact thing.

    TrikYodz
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    like they prolly want to call it a saber so they sound like a bad ass when they say “oh i fight with a saber.”
    that thing is more of a rapier than a saber.
    if you want to say its a saber that theyre holding. go a head
    but dont try to correct people (the OP) when theres no way to even tell the difference.

    barwitch
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    arent they fencing foils? like practice swords?

    Awesome1
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    what the fuck is leet speak?

    wookie_x
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    the standard fencing foil has a square cross section that tapers to the point, which is then covered by a button. The saber is a triangular cross section that narrows about 2/3 of the way down to just kind of a strip of metal, and then the button. An epee is a heavier, flat V shaped cross section that tapers all the way down to the button. Each of these styles of modern fencing have their own specific rules. These rules also cover the types of guards allowed in competition. The saber guards are as you see here. The foil… Read more »

    frogurtx
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    I’ve been fencing competitively for 5 years. I don’t fence saber, but know enough to tell these are sabers.

    TrikYodz
    Member

    ITS A CONSPIRACY I TELL YA
    okay i digress

    sngyze
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    I used to fence as well. Those are sabres. If you disregard the width of the blade and compare it to the link that TrikYodz provided, you will realise that they both have edges with which to slash.

    The modern epee used in fencing is the counterpart of the rapier used in the past. It has a point for stabbing. rapiers may have edges, but only to ensure that opponents or enemies cannot grab the sword by the blade.

    storminator
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    i don’t get it. which one is playmate of the year?

    DublinO
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    I love this post, the comments are awesome… the Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin guys couldn’t script it better



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