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    My favorite weapon for breaking through human skulls has to be a trench spike. It was made for just that purpose.



    I'm almost certain it could break through your regular combat helmet, but anything stronger than that, I don't know. A chainmail coif might be all you would need to stand up to it for at least a few hits from the average person, but even with that it would still do some permanent damage.

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    How does it do permanent damage without full penetration?
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    I'm sure the brute force required to break through a human's skull would do some damage even if the skull itself was not penetrated. Especially if applied with a weapon specifically designed for that purpose.

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    Nope. The skull is very good at deflecting energy.


    1. That weapon uses a thin point to direct the energy of the blow most efficiently. When it strikes metal and fails to pierce, that energy is spread out, lessening the impact.

    2. The brain is not actually connected the skull. That means that when the skull is jarred, the brain isn't necessarily jarred as well.

    3. The skull fractures and a fracture deflects energy away from the brain.
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    Truthfully, I didn't think about any of those factors until after I posted. But, the point is, if it manages to break through whatever head protection a target might be wearing, a trench spike will be one of the best bets for skull penetration.

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    We might just make it after all, on our own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humility View Post
    You can survive a hit with a hammer. There was this mail flight, where a Black man who was a blackbelt in karate tried to kill the three other occupants using two sludge hammers. Everyone on the plane suffered multiple hits to the head, but managed to forcibly restrain him. They suffered some minor brain damage but they didn't die.

    Crushing a human skull is a lot harder then it looks. If you want to one hit it, you need to hit it in just the right places.

    Anyway, a chainsaw delivers far less blunt force trauma then a hammer and the teeth don't cut deep enough. Also if you don't have a helmet, I doubt anybody will rally be able to take advantage of that fact. Pain would probably make anybody dead.
    Omg I saw that one on TV! Is it the one where the pilot got a bloody nose and went unconsious?

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    Hear ye, citizens of RPland!

    Your lord and master, Trogdor, has an announcement!

    Wait...that was that OTHER forum....




    Ummm....


    Oh yeah.



    Should I add a link to the OOC thread for each RP I linked? Or is it good the way it is?

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    Axes are good for cleaving into skulls.
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    An axe would be superior to a trench spike in an open battlefeild, for the obvious reasons: You can swing it with more velocity and therefore more power, and you can usually have time to prepare your attack.

    However, in a situation where you have to be prepared for a surprise, such as in the trenches that trench spikes were designed for, a trench spike is superior. It can allow for quick attacks, while still producing enough force to penetrate a human skull. Really, any fight that takes place inside a building, or where you have the possibility of being flanked, someone skilled with a trench spike can usually outfight anyone skilled with an axe.

    So what will you do when they call your name and you're not ready to go?
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    That you're in too deep and you can't quite keep your secrets, one and all
    We might just make it after all, on our own

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    Quote Originally Posted by trogdor1316 View Post
    An axe would be superior to a trench spike in an open battlefeild, for the obvious reasons: You can swing it with more velocity and therefore more power, and you can usually have time to prepare your attack.

    However, in a situation where you have to be prepared for a surprise, such as in the trenches that trench spikes were designed for, a trench spike is superior. It can allow for quick attacks, while still producing enough force to penetrate a human skull. Really, any fight that takes place inside a building, or where you have the possibility of being flanked, someone skilled with a trench spike can usually outfight anyone skilled with an axe.
    Instead of going directly into someones skull, I believe aiming for your enemies eyes, nose, or under their chins should be more efficient. That way there is less bone to penetrate, and even if you miss, you'll hit their other parts, most likely their mouth, and jab the spikedown their throat.

    Also, Axes are heavier, therefore need more energy to make them move. But after you do make it move, inertia stops it from slowing down as fast as your trench spike, and making it deadlier. Instead of cleaving a skull, it's more likely to crush it.

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