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Originally posted by cyberdude78
I was under the impression that katanas were somewhat overrated. I mean sure they're nice, but generally aren't they of about the same sharpness as most European swords?Other than that decent choices I suppose, although I didn't think the war boomerrang would be considered one of the top ten.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
I saw this video where this one samurai master(modern) took a Katana and brought it down(in a choping motion) at full force on someone's hand, didn't even leave a cut, it was just bruised from the metal. But when he slashed several stocks of Bamboo, they all had a clean cut through them. Cool eh? You can't chop someone, but you can slice them. Super lethal like that.
Originally posted by BitRaiser
Color me skeptical on that one.
I've studied Kendo and spent along time swinging real Katanas... a full force chop would shatter the bones in the hand of the poor sucker. It's still heavy, and just the blunt force trama alone would be enough to rupture the skin.
Aside from that, check out post#1706217 on the first page... I went into a bit more detail about exactly what maked the katana such a superior weapon.