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Re: Campbell's even crazier than a MANIAC? (archeopteryx climbing)



--- On Thu, 9/25/08, Andreas Johansson <andreasj@gmail.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
> Dacian
> 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...

Don