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  Nitth

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OP  1/25/13 5:13:03 AM#1

I have to say the azzinoth warglaives are my favorite weapons in any video game to date, Which makes me wonder where the inspiration for these wonderfull weapons came from.

I think To look at them it would be reasonable to assume an exotic or Asian influence.

So my question is: Does anyone know any real life weapons that look similar?
If so i would love to read up on the weapons history.


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  dimnikar

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1/25/13 5:23:18 AM#2
I named my cat after Illidan, and it's dying of leucosis now :(

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OP  1/25/13 5:25:26 AM#3


Originally posted by dimnikar
I named my cat after Illidan, and it's dying of leucosis now :(

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  Panthien

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1/25/13 5:26:35 AM#4

Best I can think of is a katar like weapon, but other then fan-lore RL something its unlikely something like that would have been created considering its very very unpractical.

A 2h variant on the otherhand.. better known from a Tv series that broadcasted singe 1966.. The Bath Leth. which is based on an actual sword (  Heaven and Earth Sword,)  , with an argueble more ergonimic design.

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OP  1/25/13 5:34:54 AM#5


Originally posted by Panthien
Best I can think of is a katar like weapon, but other then fan-lore RL something its unlikely something like that would have been created considering its very very unpractical.

Actually having a quick flash back to the tv show "Xena", Ringed weapons have been used in history maybe not quite a wargliave but it seemshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_and_fire_wheels are used in Chinese marshal arts. So practicality would only be an issue of appropriate size?


A 2h variant on the otherhand.. better known from a Tv series that broadcasted singe 1966.. The Bath Leth. which is based on an actual sword (  Heaven and Earth Sword,)  , with an argueble more ergonimic design.

I actually had to look that up because ive never heard of Heaven and Earth, Yeah that does look comparable.

Thanks for the links, Going to have a bit more of a read on that 2h.


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  dinams

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1/25/13 5:35:16 AM#6

The warglaives are a fist weapon

I can see inspiration ranging from Tonfas to certain fighting style with daggers and those circle bladed weapons 

 

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OP  1/25/13 5:38:18 AM#7


Originally posted by dinams
The warglaives are a fist weapon

I can see inspiration ranging from Tonfas to certain fighting style with daggers and those circle bladed weapons 


In the game there itemized as swords, But a fist weapon does look plausible. Infact I
Did a quick google search for Tonfas and the way they are held is very similar to how the fictional warglaive is.


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