Japanese Katana vs. European Longsword

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  1. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    A comparison of two swords used by two militaristic, feudal societies from different corners of the world at around the same time.

    The Japanese katana seems to be better in most respects.


     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    The katana is a masterpiece, beauty and the beast in a single edged package. It can not be compared to the crude sword, i mean long sword.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    The comments following the video on YouTube are worth a read.

    R.Lee Armey is a blowhard. Can't take too many of his videos.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    MuseumReplicas.com

    A site I visit to look at toys. A lot of their armor is made in India.
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    W.G.Ewald I posted a pic of my families heirlooms the kachin dha in the forum.Google for it
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    One needs to pay a high price for a real katana today.

    http://www.nihonzashi.com/shinken_kotetsu.aspx
     
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    What about Indian swords ????

    And what about fencing swords?
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    No brainer...the japanese win hands down!
     
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    Akim Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    It is possible to compare those swords which really clashed in battles. Maltese sword and Turkish yatagan, the sword of the Livonian Order and Novgorod sword, or Japanese katana and Chinese jian.
     
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