Yet another “Tactical” blade…

I have expounded at length on the excessive (imho) use of the word “tactical” used to describe a variety of weapons which didn’t seem to be particularly special. However I came across this “combat system” which I think is a fancy way of sidestepping the old “tactical” moniker:

Invader Combat System

Invader Combat System
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Interestingly enough, this lets say “tactical” “combat system” consists of little more than a fancy hand axe… OK, to be fair, it does have some interesting design features that make it quite versatile. For instance, it has that nifty little finger hole that allows for a few secure grip styles. The handle looks like it would allow both a hammer or reverse grip. And you’ll notice that, while offset from where the point of a straight knife might be, the point is still oriented straight forward from the grip, in a way that would make this suitable for thrusting or for stabbing.

In addition, the curvature and cavities on the front and rear of the blade look like it would be excellent for trapping other weapons. And the small blade on the rear is just a bonus in my book. It’s extra weight and the curve of the blade would probably make this good for both hacking as well as cutting. I suppose given all of that you could call this a combat “system”, though I think it is still stretching it a bit.

Overall, I like the overall aesthetic design too. The curve of the blade is fairly swooshy, which I like, and the points are quite uncompromising. I particularly like the aesthetic combination of a curve on the back of the handle, and straight lines and angles on the front. It’s a nice touch. The oval slots in the blade aren’t bad, though I don’t think they are really necessary. Altogether it makes for a pretty cool looking weapon. Be it a “system” or not.

I’m sure six months from now I’ll run into this again, powder coated black, with the words “Tactical” and “Ninja” somewhere in it’s name…

Invader Combat System – [True Swords]


3 Responses to “Yet another “Tactical” blade…”

  1. 1 CapnPervy
    October 23, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    yes it looks pretty but its pure EVIL!!! the finger hole hurts like hell if you use it. and if you don’t then its just uncomfortable. being reasonably well balanced for throwing is this weapons only saving point. i despise this weapon and all its pretty, curvy goodness.

  2. October 24, 2007 at 4:25 am

    LOL I take it you speak from personal experience…:) Yeah, some of the weapons that look really cool tend to be designed more for looks than for practical use and end up being really bad designs in practice… Thanks for the first hand info…!

  3. 3 ChroniclerLoki
    October 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    lol, this looks good, but everybody knows that looks can be deceiving

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