Spears are better than swords (longer version)
Spears are better than swords The longer version

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The longer version of the tests of spear versus other weapons. All of all 65 bouts, plus extra commentary. Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Lindybeige The shorter version of this video is available here: https://youtu.be/uLLv8E2pWdk Thanks to all those who took part, and especially Matt Easton for inviting me to the event, and Alex Abdolwahabi who was the main cameraman. Buy the music - the music played at the end of my videos is now available here: https://lindybeige.bandcamp.com/track/the-mandeville-march More weapons and armour videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCA860ECD7F894424 Lindybeige: a channel of archaeology, ancient and medieval warfare, rants, swing dance, travelogues, evolution, and whatever else occurs to me to make. ▼ Follow me... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lindybeige I may have some drivel to contribute to the Twittersphere, plus you get notice of uploads. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Lindybeige (it's a 'page' and now seems to be working). Google+: "google.com/+lindybeige" website: http://www.LloydianAspects.co.uk http://www.youtube.com/user/"Lindybeige"

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Картавый Dante : Try spearmen vs taxes

James Burk : i had no idea bucklers were so small. it's like someone was like "you know what would make a good defense? a dinner plate."

Neravar memesandareumadbro : "the main problem with this method, is that it doesn't work" HAHAAA

BigaSs PuMp : Lindy: spears are better than swords Matt(in his mind): bold words for someone within stabbing range

Yuriy Romaniw : "... He forms a plan... And he's dead." Perhaps a good way to sum up human existence.

Anonymous Person : ''What a man lacks in style he can make up for in extreme violence'' -Lindybeige 2018

Alexander Carter : What if nobody wrote books about how to use a spear because everybody takes one look at it and instantly knows exactly how to use it?

Esben Andersen : Real science is double-blinded. Next time, blindfold them, randomly assign weapons and tell them all they have a spear!

Madman : Idk why, but becoming a great Spearman sounds way cooler than becoming a great Swordsman

nGon- : This is waaay better than football commentary

GMT : 11:40 My favourite part is this short victory pose.

Jake Nicholson : Next week : Spearman vs AK47

Knight of Christianity : I don't want to watch this at 3 AM youtube, leave me alone! Youtube: we will see about that

Miles Gibson : I like the way he comically runs after announcing the fight

Collin V : "Why does everyone wear black in this hobby!?!?" LOL.

GaKoPop : All you have to do is mikiri counter how did all these guys forget

David Moriarty-Schieven : "Now he uses overhand spear. The main drawback to this is that it *doesn't work. *"

Ian Macoff : did I just see the tomahawk win all of its rounds?

MrGoldenV : Obviously I’ll watch the longer version

OriginalPai : Watching this in 2x speed made it feel like a Monty Python movie.

Smerg the Dargon : tl;dr If you've got a big shield, use a sword; if not, use a spear.

Ric Walker : Funfact: the main weapon of Samurai in actual battles was not the Katana, but the yari (spear) or the naginata (spear/katana hybrid). especially Naginata experts are devastating in duels with swords.

MortenErCrazy : 5:45 really nice knife defense/takedown from whiteshirt!

Fearghus Keitz : “What a man might lack in style he can make up for in extreme violence.” -lindybiege 2018

Caleb Scott : “The main problem with this method is that it doesn’t work”

harry drennen : every time I think about buying a sword I watch this video

robert gatehouse : King Monkey did well against swords with his staff..." I LOVE TO FIGHT!"

Joshua Reed : When can we get a part 2 to this? I really like seeing people beat the crap out of each other. For historical reasons.

Aaron Seet : Next week, spearmen vs trebuchet.

Chase Maracle : A nice solid 8 footer my new pick-up line

Silveraine : I don't think these guys has spent points on the Mikri Counter yet. If they would have, they could have just pressed O and this would be over already..

O Niflrog : The spear is the AK-47 of ancient history. The sword... a fancy Glock.

Eli Abarbanel : The fight commentary was pure gold!

Snow White : Spears are best when you have a lusty Argonian polish them!

Pedro Ivan Tavera Ferreira : Never learned so much in a video before. All those practical examples are the best way to learn (outside of training, 'course)

Scott Rhudy : am I the only one that is curious about Lindy's coat? need

Simpson17866 : 20:48 Having amateur spearman winning against veteran swordsmen isn't a problem for "scientific impartiality" at all! :D If the veteran swordsmen were generally winning, you wouldn't be able to determine whether the swords were better weapons or if the swordsmen were just more skilled but because the amateur spearmen were generally winning, we can EASILY say with scientific impartiality that the spear must be a generally better weapon :)

Ay lmoa : *spear goes on streak* bow: Im about to end this mans whole career

Milo Carteret : From how I understand it, whatever pointy bit that can extend as far from the user while still being effective will have the advantage. In general, sword < spear < bow < gun < missile < internet insults.

Rich Lee : Of course, this is also ignoring one of the biggest advantages of a spear. You can manufacture a lot of spears for the cost of one sword. And spears also require less training than a sword. The spearman would also always have a dagger in case of close combat. Admittedly, swords are better for wearing around town.

Ahrima : Just Mikiri the spear, haven't you played Sekiro?

MasterTofu : I was really hoping to see the ones fighting with spears use it like a bo staff or attacking it the way primitive people hunted. I would've laughed even harder. It's just funny. I prefer spears. They look cooler and seeing spear fights are much more awesome that sword fights. People just don't know how many ways there are to use a spear, it's sad.

Frederick The Great : Where can I get these weapons and armor. Technically for a friend

RomanSierra : Calls out about everyone wearing black. Names the one person in colour "fancy pants".

Blankspace : I'd like to see someone with a rope fight the person with the spear

Ryan Hampson : Spears were more prominent because they require less metal...A spear point is the only piece of metal while large amounts of metal are required for swords.

The Stig : Virgin Swordsman Vs Chad Macedonian Phalanx.

Will in New Haven : "The main problem with this method is that it doesn't work."

John Smith : If only we'd done this instead of football at school