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Is there anything a katana can't cut through?
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a real sword
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Love
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A medieval two-handed European longsword. Katana were very brittle sword who were only used as last resort.
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A stronger katana, or a wall composed entirely of katanas, or Emiya Shiro (whose body is made of swords).
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Ed's Mom
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Friendship
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Another Katana.
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Ed's mom... no wait, that's not how that one goes, is it?
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>>100193604

Same as longswords.
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>>100193475
Anything that isn't drop-forged.
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A Katana +1
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Another katana?
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>>100193692
bull shit whites are superior to the nips in sword making and don't you forget it weaboo
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>>100193574
Wat
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>>100193604
>implying folded steel isn't infinitely hard and sharp
At least far moreso than any western sword, if you can even call them swords
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>>100193604
Not necessarily brittle.

While katanas are shit-tier swords, they're still pretty cool when you look at the effort that went into the design to make it work at all.

The core is soft and absorbs blows and the edge is hard and brittle.

Of course, western swords were just made to be flexible AND strong like a spring.
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>>100193784
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Of course not.
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>>100193707
/tg/ please
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My dick.
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A lightsaber
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My raltionship with my waifu
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Just about everything tougher than wet noodles.
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>>100193784
A katana was never made to last against hitting iron or steel. The sword would dull and crack rendering it useless. They had to go through so much to make them to over their shit steel.
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>>100193475
No.
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Is there anything that can cut through a Claymore's claymore? I have never seen a claymore in the series get so much of nick, let alone get broken. Granted I dropped the series halfway, but you'd think they were made of adamantium or some shit.
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Ever wonder why naginata was the woman's weapon, while the men used a yari or yumi?

Because they were made from the scrap of broken and bent katanas. And they broke and bent quite often when used, so they cut it short and put it on a shaft and handed it to their wives.

Fuck katanas, the japanese bow doesn't get enough love. I fucking love the little wrist flick they do to add more power when loosing and arrow.
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>>100194344
Nice knife.
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>>100194344
Sam's sword > Raiden's sword.
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>>100193604
Oh god not this again
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See: Saber vs Fake Assassin. Saber wins because the katana was bent by SUPERIOR WESTERN STEEL so Fake Assassin can't do his super technique properly.
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>>100194344
>>100194477
>>100194515
>>>/v/
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>>100194558
Why is fake Assassin the worst Servant?
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>>100194677
He did okay for not even, like, existing.
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>>100194413
Because bigger leverage means you don't need to be as strong to inflict a crippling injury.
Because a longer reach means you can strike from further away and risk less harm.
Because the shaft gives you something to block with so it's more defensive.

That naginata being a womans weapon thing is really recent anyway.
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>>100194677
Hey now, no dissing the chillest servant.
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>>100194413
The MFA at Boston had a Samurai display last year and the bows were definitely the most impressive.

Things were massive.
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>>100194558
Then she gets fucked by superior nippon archer.
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>>100194984
The firing style is pretty awesome, too. While I find kyudo a bit too restricting in the stance, the philosophy behind it is pretty cool.
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>>100194677
Actually, despite fighting on unfavorable ground (can't use his fancy ability unless they're level with him), having shit/no mana, and not existing, and being an assassin, he manages to stand up to Saber pretty well in direct combat, even after Saber has a competent master.
So yeah, fake Assassin is actually kind of a badass.
Why are all the assassin masters so incompetent?
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>>100195104
UBW Good End best end.
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>>100195253
Caster was too much of a moeblob.
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>>100193475
Diamonds, the hardest metal known to man.
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Longswords
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But what happens if a thousand times folded katana hits another thousand times folded katana?
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>>100195386
Who can blame her, having a hunk like that as a master of her own.
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>>100195515
>>100195526
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>>100195515
>>100195526
...
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>>100195576
Why is this a gif?
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>>100195515
>>100195526
Oh shit.
Also, to be completely fair it does manage to nick the longsword.

I'm not trying to defend katana wanking or something here, just trying to be fair.
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>>100195543
Can't blame her at all.
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>>100195629
To drive the point that the narrator is dead on the inside when those lines are said.
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>>100194413
>Ever wonder why naginata was the woman's weapon, while the men used a yari or yumi?
Because everyone had shin guards by that point. At least your wife can defend the home from bandits if you leave her the weapons you don't need.
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>>100195576
I don't get it, are copies supposed to be bad?
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they can't cut through the range of my lances and halbread
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>>100195515
>>100195526
>what is kinetics

how about you lay the katana on the table and instead swing the longsword at it?

Guess what. if I lay my arm on a table and you hit it with a katana, my arm won't bent either.
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A piece of wood.
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>>100196094
They did. The katana broke.
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>>100196106
Woops I left in the youtube play icon
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>>100196250
I think I'm missing something here
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>>100193923
Is that Kyon?
What the hell is he doing there?
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>>100196320
I looks like the sword breaks, although I can't see where the broken piece flies to.
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>>100196320
It broke on the second swing
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>>100196353
fapping, what else
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>>100196250
That howaito piggu lacks some nippon damashi.
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>>100196094
>>100196173
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVCaJdYZmCU

Here's the whole thing in glorious bratwurst tongue.
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>>100196357
Somehow it's more visible in the first gif. I'm failing at gif making right now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCr09gLxwyM
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>>100196353
The doujinshi it's from is basically "Kyon masturbates around the world." Translation never.
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>>100196475
Baka gaijin can't handle superior japanese steel folded 1000 times.
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>>100194381
it's part of the plot
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>>100196475
That nervous smile
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isnt the whole debate pointless since the type of armour used is different so the design for it differs?
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>>100197329
I'm pretty sure any powerlevel debate is pretty pointless, anon.
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>>100194413
It wasn't really a "woman's weapon".

It was used by regular foot soldiers and samurai as well.

The real reason for this is that if you're on foot and not fighting as cavalry, you'll want a two handed weapon because it gives you great leverage and the ability to keep your opponent at a distance.
Women would be sort of a last resort defence of a household so naturally they'd fight on foot. And they didn't fight in formation either, but likely in home defence type situations, so spears wouldn't have served them well.
The Naginata was thus their preferred weapon of choice for that purpose.

That's really all there is to it. It was however also used on the battlefield as a regular field weapon. It wasn't seen as a "woman's weapon".
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>>100196094
Late medieval longswords were made completely out of steel, they didn't have an iron core. This allowed the swords not only to be hardened like katana, but also tempered, which gave them greater flexibility and more resilience at the cost of absolute hardness.

You can see that the longsword deals much better with the stress.
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>>100193475
Japan's extinction-level low birthrate.
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>>100195629
tumblr
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>>100194344
Raidens HF was more like a elongated KABAR than a Katana.
Sam's Muramasa was straight up a Katana, though.
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>>100193923
I really, REALLY want to read this. No homo/



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