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Posted Aug 26, '13 at 1:03pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,083 posts

Knight

This one really depends on what exactly you mean by potato peeler or thorny stick.

For example, a potato peeler could be like this, in which case it wouldn't really be of any use at all:
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/amadoj0nes/12889441/66384/66384_original.jpg

If, however, the potato peeler looked like this, it would be at least somehow effective as a stabbing knife:
http://www.kitchenaria.com/images/uploads/2andhalf-inch-Potato-Peeler.gif

Concerning the thorny stick, it would have to be long and robust enough, and be prepared so as to not have thorns at the handle area. A smaller one-handed stick would be faster, but I would even prefer a longer, two-handed stick. Blunt weapon with spikes so-to-say. One could even carve a point at the end to alternatively use it as a spear.

To conclude:

-  A potato peeler, even if pointy version, has very short range and can only stab.

- A thorny stick that satisfies certain attributes (length, sturdiness) can be customized to a neat multi-use, long-ranged weapon.

I think it's pretty clear: Thorny stick wins.

http://www.giftwareireland.com/image/cache//data/cat59/blackthorn-500x500.jpg

 

Posted Aug 26, '13 at 6:23pm

gamerguy12345

gamerguy12345

2,961 posts

I would vote for a thorny stick. It has a longer range then a potato peeler and because of that you could keep the person at bay. You could aim for the head and potentially blind them.

Whilst with a potato peeler you have to get close to the person and put yourself at risk. And as HahiHa said, we don't know what kind of potato peeler it is. So it could be a completely useless weapon, or it could be a good stabbing weapon. But even if it was a good stabbing weapon, you would have to get close and your enemy could grab it from your hand and use it against you.

So my vote goes to thorny stick.

 

Posted Aug 26, '13 at 8:11pm

Clancy12

Clancy12

3,954 posts

This sure has a lot of variables.  What kind of wood is this? Will it simply snap or bend at the slightest bit of pressure? Are the thorns barbed?  What kind of potato peeler?

The thorny stick would likely be more useless than the peeler. At best, you could poke their eyes out. I think the only way this could be effective is to shove it into a minor wound caused by something else (i.e. a potato peeler).  That would cause some major bleeding and possibly paralysis.  Then there is always the ultimate deciding factor: how many times can it be used?  The stick would break and/or all it's thorns would fall off after the first strike.  Then it would just be a very short stick.

The potato peeler, on the other hand, would be my weapon of choice.  It can be used forever. It has a handy grip on the handle.  It's sharp enough to do damage, but not short enough to need a heavy sheath.  It is also very effective as a stress reliever, you get to stab every person many times. 

All in all, this is like comparing a WW2 dagger to an Aztec club (the teeth fall out after only a few hits.)  Go back in time, give 1 of each of these weapons to a solider, and see what happens. He will take the peeler. I vote for the potato peeler.

 

Posted Aug 27, '13 at 6:14am

danielo

danielo

1,397 posts

Lets all remmember, this thorny stick (Not the bug apearentley) is not a mace or even a broom stick. Its a dry piece of a tree or even a flower.
It will hust, but you will be able to beat your foe only once or twice befor he get to close melee, and you wont cause any massive damage. I mean, we used to hit each other with such thing s(this is how you played in a village befor the smart phones), and sometime even quite harshly, but the max was a broken finger. And that was a large stick from a tree, not a rose or other more common thorny sticks you may come by.

On the other hand, this pointy metal knife thingy. Even the one from the first image can be deadly, even if as a hard object to smack with.

 

Posted Aug 27, '13 at 6:15am

danielo

danielo

1,397 posts

So if it wasnt clear - Potato, i choose YOU!

 

Posted Aug 27, '13 at 7:11am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,083 posts

Knight

Well, of course a rose stem would be less than dangerous, but if I have 'thorny stick' as option for a potential weapon, I imagine it at least to be like a good staff; which, as mentioned, can even be made to a sort of spear. Thorny stick is a term wide enough to encompass massive wood branches, while the max a potato peeler can do is make little stab wounds (most potato peeler aren't even that pointy, more roundish at the end).

So when I look at the best possible case for each option, I don't see how a potato peeler can really win...

 

Posted Aug 27, '13 at 12:52pm

GandalftheGrey666

GandalftheGrey666

1,791 posts

Thorny stick. It's mostly the same as the cactus, when you hit someone it stays in the skin of the attacked, but it'slighter and causes far less pain to you. Potato peeler isn't a good choice to attack someone... What can you do with the potato peeler? Peel someone's skin? So, my vote goes to thorny stick.

 

Posted Aug 27, '13 at 4:08pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,704 posts

If that stick is like the one HahiHa posted..I pick that. Not because I expect it to do better in a fight..but just because I'd have a blast whacking people with it =3

 

Posted Aug 27, '13 at 5:44pm

Gamer_Cale

Gamer_Cale

1,414 posts

A thorny vine isn't deadly whereas a potato peeler is like a knife and you could make much deeper wounds with it so I vote for potato peeler.

 

Posted Aug 29, '13 at 3:34am

danielo

danielo

1,397 posts

Its a ************ stick! Its not a thorny mace or a spear, you wont stabb a baby with it. Its will break on your enemy at first or second hit, without that much dammage. It will hurt, but kill? Nah.

And by your logic Haiha, i decleare that this potato peeler is in the size of a katana with sharp sides

This sides i mean: thr two line getting off the _ , like in |_|
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This thing wont break and will stand much more than your curved and oversized pointy thorny stick.

 
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