Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Steve's Video Of The Day: "Katana" vs. "Machine-Gun"!

A Katana is a slightly curved sword, with its convex edge sharpened, used since the Ashikaga Period (1333-1474). It was one of the weapons used by the Bushi Class, especially the Samurai, which used it together with a shorter sword called Wakizashi. The Katana has been endowed with a sacred element, since it comes from the work store of a member of the Shintoist priesthood. The two swords together are called Daisho (long and short), and were used by Samurai of all the ranks. Some of the steel used in Katanas is legendary, so a rigorous test was contrived to see how tough an authentic "Katana" really is. A machine-gun was necessary to complete the test. Make sure you watch the video to the end, especially the "ultra" slow-motion part. It is just amazing what the Katana does to some of the bullets!

VIDEO - "Katana" vs. "Machine-Gun"!

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