Gunblades

Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by Squall Leonhart, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. psyva

    psyva New Member

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    A gunblade in reality would be awesome! To be able to shoot upon strike or to shoot from a distance. Although it would be quite heavy in my opinion. Especially with a handle tilted at that angle.
     
  2. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    I saw this thing on tv, where a guy hid a gun inside an axe so he could murder someone without being caught, it looked like a good system and would work in melee combat well, but it only had one bullet.
     
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    That blade makes me sick......how ugly can a blade be?
     
  4. Broknpotre

    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    I've seen a few actual gunblades from museums. I think they were pretty rare, but some pirates apparently had a little flintlock pistol attached to their cutlass. There are some cheap versions of those running around on auction sites as well, but they're nowhere near as big as Squall's weapon from Final Fantasy.
     
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    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    Gunblades have been around for centuries. In the ancient days, like a couple of days ago, we used to call them "bayonettes"..... :rolleyes: :p ;)
     
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    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    Hehe. In that case, I think you'd have to switch the name to bladegun, since the gun and blade proportions are pretty much reversed. Blade attached to gun instead of gun attached to blade. I guess that is a debatable point though, since the final fantasy weapon's handle is pretty much a pistol grip.
     
  7. Crusader

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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    gun blades are pretty ugly
     
  9. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    I also think they probably werent used for slashing as said before
     
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    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    well most kinds you see are the old style pistols that take a few minutes to reload, so i think that the blades were used when the shots were discharged, rather than letting your enemy kill you while you reload.
     
  11. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    BTW is that gil-galad in your av? he doesnt look as elven as i would expect.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    hes chargin into battle and has been fighting for seven years how do you want him to look
     
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    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    i dunno, green?
     
  15. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    If u look at Squall's gunblade, technically he can't fire the bullets, but if u had a minor whole at the bottom of the blade to let the bullet pass through (around 9mm) i reckon it would work.although it would be highly unaccurate
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    oh btw the excalibur swords in the final fantasy games, are they made of diamond by any chance? or are they celestial?.....just wondering...becos they see-through!
     
  17. Squall Leonhart

    Squall Leonhart Wielder of the Gunblade

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    Ok, you all, I just want a REPLICA of Squall's gunblade, not an actual functional, I could take this out on the street and kill people sword, just a nice thing to hang on my bathroom wall is all! And if you say it is ugly, you haven't used it in Final Fantasy VIII.
     
  18. Lainovion

    Lainovion Royal Guard of Gil-Galad

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    what is the name of such a device Crusader ?
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    To hang on your wall?.....is that all you want to do with it.....tch what a waste of a Gunblade.
     
  20. Sabishii

    Sabishii Sindarin

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    Lainovion: I don't think they had a specific name... As far as I've seen online, they're just flintlock pistols.

    As for the design of the gunblade itself, IMO there's no need for it to taper to a point... It's way too unbalanced to thrust; a rounder edge would help it cut better, too. It's also a pretty good idea to allow the end of the "handle" to be thinner so it could be grasped with a second hand for extra leverage and precision.
     
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