Swords, crossbows and spears




 
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February 4th, 2005  
mdvaden
 
 

Topic: Swords, crossbows and spears


Does the US military, or any other military teach the use of any of those weapons anymore if even for an obscure reason?

Battle?

Recreation?

Certainly knives....right....?

February 4th, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
swords but on for ceremonial purposes

and in Britain the Queens Own Cavalry do with swor
ds and spears.
February 4th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
The use of knives most definetely is taught, The SEALs use crossbows, and fencing (swords) is taught in the academies and swords in ceremonial use are taught to drill teams but not as a weapon in battle by the US at least.
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February 4th, 2005  
r031Button
 
 
Wasn't there a case of one of the Queen's Life Guards beating down some moron with a ceremonial sword?
February 4th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
A friend of mine was shot under the lower left rib by a bolt from a crossbow while serving in VietNam. The medical people told him that the bolt was from a US crossbow being used by Special Forces. They often fell into the hands of the bad guys and, like a lot of our other weaponry, used against us.
February 5th, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
you downs have bows, down on here, didn't you ever see Rambo, I love the arrows he uses.
February 6th, 2005  
PasLon
 
Special forces are all taught how to use melee weapons really extensively. Some special forces are taught how to use kukris, and tomahawks.

As for spears, no.....

Crossbows, no the only purpose of that would be for silence and we have silencers and sub sonic ammunition.
February 6th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Quote:
The use of knives most definetely is taught, The SEALs use crossbows, and fencing (swords) is taught in the academies and swords in ceremonial use are taught to drill teams but not as a weapon in battle by the US at least.
The SEAL's use crossbows??!! That's wicked!!
February 6th, 2005  
AsianAmerican
 
 
Some Special Forces and PAP in China use the crossbow.

February 7th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
crossbow is damn nice, its a sniper's best friend when hes surrounded and in a very dangerou ssituatiion when he does not want to give away his position

although longbow with scope is more effective