I PREFER

I PREFER

I have always loved swords, don’t get me wrong. Especially short, compact to medium length swords, well weighted, tough, entirely functional and made for combat and killing. I speak specifically of the Gladius and the Spatha.

But far more I have always loved long knives and the warhammer. Both feel absolutely right in my hands. Perfect for me as a matter of fact.

Maybe that is because I am so tool oriented (probaly get that form my old man) and because by nature I am more of a scout and a man who prefers to operate alone rather than in a team or to fight in open terrain (likely get that from a coupla my great-grandfathers and my frontier ancestors). I think like a guerrilla, like a scout, like a recon-man. Like an infiltrator.

Anyway, the long knife and the warhammer is me. Made for my nature.

You can do a lotta things with a good long knife and a warhammer and a multi-functional tool. I prefer that kinda thing.

Also, I really, really like tomahawks and hatchets.

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on January 31, 2017, in ALLTHING, MY WRITINGS AND WORK, Real World, Uncategorized, Weapon and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m no longer certain where you’re getting your information, but
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    • It’s just my own personal preferences as to the hand weapons/tools I carry (not taking into account guns of course). That’s a different subject.

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    • As for the pictures, yeah, a couple of them suck. But all I could find were internet pictures. The pic of the gladius is particularly bad but I wanted to show a basic, functional blade, not a fancy decorative blade. I wasn’t shown much in the way of choices. And I almost never show pics of my own weapons. For security reasons.

      As for where I get my info it’s either a variety of research sites (historical, archaeological, etc.) or it comes from my own experience and background (my primary source).

      So this was not a comment on historical preferences, or some sort of tactical analysis about the various advantages and disadvantages of these particular weapons, but simply a statement of my own personal preferences.

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