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Old 05-25-2017, 07:24 AM   #26
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Default Re: Can you Parry a Bear?

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Originally Posted by Tomsdad View Post
For the me the issue isn't weather or not the long sword breaks, but weather or not you'll be able to meaningfully parry a 800lb bear swing at you or keep hold of your sword while attempting to do so!
It's not 'eight hundred pounds of bear aimed at your sword'; it's 'one extended limb of a creature that weighs eight hundred pounds being deflected far enough from its path to miss your body'. There's far (FAR) more to a 'parry' than simply putting your weapon directly in the path of the swing and letting it take all the force involved.
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