#1 Posted by Racob7 (6090 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not just for cutting, almost every part of the weapon is good for something. The katana is a specialized weapon, excellent for cutting, whereas the the longsword is more of a multi-purpose tool. The longsword can be used to preform all sorts of attacks and defenses, making it an effective weapon against all sorts of enemies. It also looks better, but that's just personal preference.

Yeah... That's pretty much it.

-Racob has spoken

#2 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4340 posts) - - Show Bio

See, I myself prefer a gun. But to each their own.

#3 Edited by Jmarshmallow (10546 posts) - - Show Bio

Jmarshmallow

#4 Posted by GreatCaesarsGhost (3599 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer the rapier, a quick cut that gets the job done faster.

#5 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6269 posts) - - Show Bio

The Turco-mongolian saber is my sword of choice. FANTASTIC hacking and slashing power, a serious intimidation factor (Those things just LOOK scary!), and the perfect weapon for cavalry/horse based combat.

#6 Posted by Blade_R (2983 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I like the Katana better. Longswords do look cooler for the most part IMO but I think in a battle I would prefer to have a razor sharp katana.

#7 Posted by Immortal777 (7735 posts) - - Show Bio

See, I myself prefer a gun. But to each their own.

#8 Posted by Joygirl (19953 posts) - - Show Bio

*Makes thread called "Why I prefer the Yari to everything."*

#9 Posted by Nefarious (22907 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok.

#10 Edited by Superlightning123 (1540 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by Ostyo (9765 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by SSJDarthPlagueis (2574 posts) - - Show Bio

I still prefer the katana.

#13 Posted by Joygirl (19953 posts) - - Show Bio

@ostyo: Spear with a double-edged, sometimes lugged, sword-head.

#14 Posted by kyrees (6210 posts) - - Show Bio

shaolin spade FTW

#15 Edited by Jayc1324 (13431 posts) - - Show Bio

Jack of all trades, master of none. Katana is better and looks cooler too.

#16 Posted by Jphu8414 (3877 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

Jack of all trades, master of none. Katana is better and looks cooler too.

Could not have said that better myself

#17 Posted by GraniteSoldier (8937 posts) - - Show Bio

Knife. Easily concealable and in the hands of a professional just as deadly.

#18 Posted by russellmania77 (15819 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer the force

#19 Posted by Chibi_cute (4612 posts) - - Show Bio

#20 Posted by Eisenfauste (8850 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer a shovel. Doubles as a blunt weapon and a cutting weapon. Not to mention in a pinch you can make a mean sandcastle. Granted there need to be beaches nearby when you attempt this.

#21 Posted by SSJDarthPlagueis (2574 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Edited by _Gaff_ (3754 posts) - - Show Bio

Urumi

#23 Posted by The_Deathstroker (8023 posts) - - Show Bio

Cuz this needed a thread.

#24 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (20257 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't been in that many sword fights to choose a favourite tho.

#25 Edited by IfDCRuledTheWorld (673 posts) - - Show Bio

If a katana is good enough for the Highlander...then it's good enough for me.

One more thing: "that's what she said."

#26 Edited by Darling_Luna (4779 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer squeaky hammer

#27 Posted by The Stegman (26009 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not exactly a master swordsman, but I prefer wielding a katana, and I like the look of it more too.

#28 Posted by comicace3 (6593 posts) - - Show Bio

Katana- Shorter, More control, Sharper. Can be lighter.