Staff Party

One of the more common and interesting discussions in swordplay is that of which weapon is the “best.”  It seems there are as many opinions as there are weapons.  Some think the rapier is best, because of its reach and preeminence in the a one on one duel.  Some argue for the longsword for its versatility and power.  There is the side that likes the basket hilted broadsword for hand protection and ease of carry.  Some people even say the katana is best because they know nothing about swords.  It’s always a fun conversation. Continue reading

The Katana: In which Snark Rears its Head

This is a special request I received: “Will you do one about katanas and how they can cut through tanks, rocks and telephone poles?”  The request was made by one of my students, so you can be assured that there may have been a hint of sarcasm in that comment.  At any rate, it’s still something that deserves to be talked about.  First take a minute or six to watch the following video.  Seriously this guy is brilliant.:

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