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
Not only that, but a Katana is much, MUCH lighter so you are able to maintain momentum no matter what angle you are sliding it from for maximum cuttage.
There is like half the steel in the Katana because of that.
Weeaboo who’s never seen a katana before confirmed.
The katana isn’t meant for cutting the way you know it, if you’ve ever seen kendo drills you realize this. The katana is meant for rigid, dodge-based combat between two individuals. This is a style that developed from the limitations of the katana, which was inherently weaker than a European sword due to the poor quality of Japanese iron. The style of combat is to dodge the enemies attacks, not actually parry them.
Meanwhile, European sword combat, based off of the inherently better iron in Europe, was based around parrying the enemy’s attacks while using footwork and a shield to fight many more opponents than yourself. The Hand-And-A-Half sword, the Longsword, the Bastard Sword, the Riding Sword, whatever you want to call it, developed out of the need for a weapon that could block attacks and fight in extremely tight quarters while still being useful in field warfare. The broadsword is just as adept as cutting as the katana is. It isn’t whacking people around, it’s an art and skill developed from hundreds of years of combat.
Both swords have different jobs, but in a straight up fight the katana loses due to the fact that the style of fighting a katana uses depends entirely on the foe’s ability to dodge so that both swords won’t get shattered. The Bastard Sword has no such limitations as the quality of manufacture and iron is far superior.