Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rope Dart


The Rope Dart is as exactly as it sounds.  A long rope with a deadly dart on the end.  In Medieval times, if you knew how to use a Rope Dart, you were treated with the highest respect.  

Why? Because more people died trying to learn how to use them than people who actually mastered it. You use the rope as a means to control the dart, much like in Shanghai Noon when (Jackie Chan) is fighting the two guys behind the bar and he winds the rope around himself multiple times, making it so he can use the shoe horse as a weapon.  

Just replace the horse shoe with a dart, a very sharp, deadly dart. 

That really isn't the best example because it wasn't quite like that. But this at least gives you an idea. 


*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge. 



12 comments:

  1. Doubt that I would live to master the rope dart. Interesting story!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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    1. Haha me either, not gonna lie. I could probably learn the others. This one? Not so much.

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  2. I had never heard of the rope dart. Thanks for sharing!

    www.wearinglemon.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a cool weapon! :D Thanks for reading!

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  3. I love Jackie Chan. He makes all sorts of complicated moves look like everyone can do them - even this.... :)

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  4. I was secretly wondering if you were going to use razor or something simple, but once again you impress me with your knowledge.

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    1. LOL I am trying to do more unusual ones. Some letters are harder than others. :) This was one of the weapons that gave me the idea for my theme!

      Thank you!

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  5. Hi Konstanz. I guess you were treated with respect because you didn't die trying to master it. Wonder if that would be the case today if you walked around with a rope dart! Interesting. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

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    1. Haha I wish. Sadly I haven't found anyone willing to train me on this particular weapon. That is a good question . . .

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