A Look at Some of the Medieval Castles of Japan

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By Will Kalif When we think of Medieval castles we seldom think about Japan. But Japan went through a very long period of feudal warfare and as a result hundreds of fortress like castles were built. They look significantly different than their European counterparts but functionally they are much they same. They were meant to […]

Katanas, Katanas, Katanas

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Okay, this is definitely a sword rant. I am so sick and tired of all of this hoopla and crap about “katanas”. The absolute donkeytwaddle that is continuously spread about this weapon could supply a fertilizer factory for a year. Let me qualify my statement by saying this: the finely crafted traditional Japanese katana is […]

Medieval European Swords Vs. Japanese Swords

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The Japanese Katana and the European Longsword. Was one superior to the other or is it apples and oranges? Let’s take a look at the development and characteristics of each one. The Japanese katana is designed to slice and cut. To accomplish this, the edge must be left very hard from the heat-treating process to […]