Dead World: Isolation
[Melee] Oriental Melee
Oriental Melee is focused on weapons that originate from Asian countries or from places that are a bit out of the way, these include: katana, katar, kukri, machete, nunchuaku, sai, scimitar, sickle, tonfa, wakizashi, and unarmed martial arts.
Oriental weapons are found in popular media and culture. much like regular melee weapons with the exception that some of them are awkward to use if untrained. Some oriental weapons have proven to be far more effective than traditional simple melee weapons. A melee weapon is a type of “cold weapon”. There are two basic divisions — edged weapons, of which examples include swords, spears, axes and knives and blunt weapons, such as clubs and maces. The basic principle of edged weapons is to increase the user’s pressure by concentrating force applied onto a smaller surface area, such as an edge or point, thus more easily penetrating the opponent’s body to cause wounds. Because most of the effectiveness of edged weapons depends upon breaking the skin of an opponent, they lose much of their usefulness when pitted against armor. Blunt weapons on the other hand rely mostly on mass and raw impact energy to disable opponents through broken bones, internal trauma or concussions. Generally they are used in some sort of swinging motion to charge kinetic energy into the weapon’s mass.