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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)
--- On Thu, 9/25/08, Andreas Johansson <email@example.com> wrote:
> It's perhaps worth noting that sickle-shaped blades
> have been used in
> weapons of war such as the Egypto-Canaanite khopesh or the
> falx. I'm pretty sure either could easily do do great
> cuts on a cow,
> dead or not.
Given probable leg strength, and the probable toughness of hide on potential
victims, wouldn't using the claw as a sickle-knife or guthook tend to rip the
sheath off the core w/ the first kick?
Certainly dogs and cats lose claws easily when the force acting on the claw
pulls up and away...