The Instigator
Teleroboxer
Con (against)
Tied
7 Points
The Contender
Sniperjake1994
Pro (for)
Tied
7 Points

Katana ("Pro") vs. Rapier ("Con")

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/5/2011 Category: Arts
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,037 times Debate No: 14674
Debate Rounds (5)
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Teleroboxer

Con

RESOLUTION:
Assuming one is superior to the other, the katana is a superior weapon to the rapier.

POSITION:
I will be arguing for "Con."

ARGUMENT:
The rapier is a more refined and civilized weapon, capable of dealing a precision death blow with minimal effort and allowing a skilled swordsman to slay his foes with dignity. The katana is an unwieldy, asymmetrical monstrosity historically wielded in a haphazard fashion by Asian rednecks and often dirtying its wielder with blood and entrails.
Sniperjake1994

Pro

I affirm the resolution.

Katana description:
The metal forged for the rapier is too fragile. The katana is forged with a precise proportion of high carbon and low carbon steel. Low-carbon steel enables the katana to absorb shocks/impacts without shattering, while the high carbon steel maintains a katana's durability and sharp edge. Layers after layers of these mixtures are hammered into a durable and reliable katana.

Seeing that we have 5 rounds, my arguments will be posted R2.
Debate Round No. 1
Teleroboxer

Con

Teleroboxer forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Pro

Since Con forfeited, I suppose I'll start.

1) Katana is forged with a proportional amount of high and low carbon steel. This balances the durability and life expectancy of the weapon. While the rapier is made solely from steel, thus more likely to shatter.

2) A Katana will easily deflect any rapier blocks because the katana has more mass. The katana is designed for both offensive and defensive (slashing, thrusting) while the rapier is adapted mainly offensive (thrust).

I await my opponent.
Debate Round No. 2
Teleroboxer

Con

Teleroboxer forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Pro

3) A katana symbolizes honor, social status, wealth, and power. A katana is wielded by the best swordsmen in Japan.

Rebuttal on Con:
1) As proven before, katana is perfectly forged with proportional amounts of high and low carbon steel. It doesn't shatter like a rapier.
2) Samurai has dignity and honor. Mute point for Con.
3) Katana are kept polish and cleaned before returning to the scabbard, rapiers not so much.

You're turn!
Debate Round No. 3
Teleroboxer

Con

Teleroboxer forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Pro

Extend all Pro's arguments
Debate Round No. 4
Teleroboxer

Con

Teleroboxer forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Pro

Voting Issues:

1) Con did not refute any arguments. All stands
2) Pro has proven his burden of proof. Con didn't

So yeah vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
Really wpfairbanks? Was it really necessary to vote bomb without a reason? what did i have against you?
Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
just cause i'm for the bruins?
Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
lol
Posted by alextp7 6 years ago
alextp7
I feel like voting for Con for not saying anything.
Posted by Teleroboxer 6 years ago
Teleroboxer
It is about the weapons. One may assume anything one wishes about the wielder(s), but one MUST assume that either the katana or rapier is superior to the other.
Posted by Puck 6 years ago
Puck
Is this about the weapon or those that wield it?
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Vote Placed by quarterexchange 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This is in response to the other blatant voting violation. Sniperjake, you should vote yourself the pointes needed to win, forfeiting 4 rounds should not be seen as a way to tie
Vote Placed by wpfairbanks 6 years ago
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