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1st Reply From: Rota, Giorgio <Giorgio.Rota@oeaw.ac.at> Subject: RE: COMMENT: Vikings, samurai and energy transfer Date: March 24, 2010 6:28:24 AM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Personally, I find the idea of measuring the effectiveness of ancient weapons a good idea. But the title is terrible, they should really change it. Best, Giorgio Rota 2nd Reply From: bob couttie <email@example.com> Subject: Re: COMMENT: Vikings, samurai and energy transfer Date: March 24, 2010 4:44:18 AM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Reading the link the references to the morning star reminded me of the time I experimented with the yo-yo - at one time I was a sort of 'official historian' on the yo-yo. While a little outside the parameters of this group, I'd come across claims of 1 or 2 kilo yo-yos made of ironwood being used as weapons - mainly for hunting. In the Philippines, where they are reputed to have come from, I had a half kilo yo-yo made up. Ten minutes, possible less, demonstrated that any idea of using a yo-yo as weapon, for any purpose. Bob Couttie Balangiga Research Group 3rd Reply From: Palle Rasmussen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: COMMENT: Vikings, samurai and energy transfer Date: March 23, 2010 6:06:48 PM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@h-net.msu.edu> Being a Viking fighting re-enactor I would say "Of course the hard and brutal Viking took the well-groomed and soft Samurai, good to see the Katana-myth ruptured". Apart from that... I am not much of a fan of that show. But if anyone wish to discuss fighting with the weapons I know anything about (Iron Age, Viking, High Middle Age), I will gladly do so with the meagre knowledge I do have. Best wishes, Rasmussen, Palle, Ma Hist, ind scolar and Viking fighting re-enactor for 17 years. -----Original Message----- From: Scott Hendrix [mailto:hendsn1@GMAIL.COM] Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:22 PM To: H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU Subject: COMMENT: Vikings, samurai and energy transfer From: Jonathan D. Beard <email@example.com> Subject: Vikings, samurai and energy transfer Date: March 23, 2010 8:23:26 AM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Those on the list interested in ancient warfare and weapons may be familiar with "Deadliest Warrior," a show I have not seen. I find it reassuring that this article explains that the show is not merely entertainment for big boys, but instead is based upon sound scientific research. http://memagazine.asme.org/Articles/2010/march/Viking_vs_Samurai.cfm -- Jonathan Beard firstname.lastname@example.org ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----