Mar
02

The Japanese Samurai Sword vs the European Longsword

This video is a hugely popular mini-documentary on the relative merits of the Japanese samurai sword, the katana, vs. the European longsword. Among the interesting scenes depicted are the comparative cutting and thrusting abilities of the two swords on a variety of targets. This includes ice, leather armor, and steel armor. Can you guess the outcome of this comparison of the two weapons?

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