Sarg, I’m Hit!
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
suck my fuckin’ diiiick
Aren’t katanas and longswords made for different overall purposes tho
Katanas are slasher weapons made for cutting masterfully through human flesh so obviously it’s not gonna get through a fucking longsword which is really fucking thick and heavy and made for beating the shit out of people as well as hacking at armour
A katana would slice the shit out of you guys so idk what the fuck you’re so smug about
ITS STICK VS STICK ACTION,WE ARE KIDS DEEP DOWN jusayen.
Yeah this is a pretty pointless demonstration, as well as a waste of a Katana. Now take that long sword against a Chinese Dao, then we will have a match.
What a waste of a katana.
This is actually a good demonstration of why you never want to block with the cutting edge of a sword. All it will do is chip away at the blade and, in this case, ruin a perfectly good sword. Most bushido defense techniques involve using the katana to bat your opponent’s sword aside instead. Also since the Japanese rarely fought any foreign opponents when the katana was in full-scale use, they never really needed to make it match up to other styles of sword.
The reason they don’t exactly match up strength-wise is because of the difference in design philosophy. Japan is already an iron-poor country, and the iron it does have has a much higher percentage of impurities than European iron. The manufacturing process involves folding multiple different types of iron and reheating it over and over again until the impurities are gone. Crafting a sword to be hard enough to stand up to repeated abuse while still being pliable enough to absorb shock is what makes sword-crafting an art. The curve of the blade is meant to aid it in its actual purpose, which is slicing and stabbing. The longsword is designed for thrusting through weak-spots in plate armor, so of course it’s going to be a little tougher. Also, European iron has fewer impurities to work out.
The katana has been over-romanticized in regards to actual effectiveness, but this demonstration doesn’t prove what the OP thinks it does.
Not to mention, the European Broad sword was designed more for bludgeoning than cutting. It’s a very silly comparison. Broadsword were supposed to bash the hell out of someone wearing steel armor, where as the Katana is more suited to smooth slices, which would be more likely to pass through the japanese armor, made out of leather and bamboo.
Also, in this demonstration, the broadsword is pinned to a table, and cannot give in any way. In effect, the only thing in that demo that CAN give way is the katana. It’s a really skewed demo. If they had swung both swords at each other, the damage would have been much less catastrophic, and much less appealing in slow-motion. It also looks like the Katana blade has been plated with something, based on the sparkling dust that flies from it, which means it’s probably not an accurate replica of the japanese lamination technique.
Really, I don’t think there’s any hard science to be found on that “who would win” tv show. I can’t remember the name of it right now, but the fact is, they base a lot of their “science” on speculation. It should be considered kindof an embarrassment for discovery.
The Atlantic Ocean Road in Møre og Romsdal, Norway (by Tanisha Systems).
Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.
you gotta hand it to a guy who can solo a boss
“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world” —Buddha
Being silly with your best friend
i was making a lot of mistakes and then my archery instructor said:
“you make mistakes because you’re focusing on the target and not on your actions”
and i was like woah
thanks for giving me the best life advice i’ve ever gotten
I just said “that’s brilliant” aloud.