Jugemu Jugemu Go-Kō-no-Surikire Kaijari-suigyo no Suigyō-matsu Unrai-matsu Fūrai-matsu Kū-Neru Tokoro ni Sumu Tokoro Yaburakōji no Burakōji Paipo Paipo Paipo no Shūringan Shūringan no Gūrindai Gūrindai no Ponpokopii no Ponpokonaa no Chōkyūmei no Chōsuke
If you choose anything else you're a fag.
What are you going to do when a knight shows up?
Your shitty sword isn't going to do anything against an armoured foe.
If you meet an opponent in full plate, you are pretty fucked regardless of what kind of sword you are using.
Just get yourself a gun if you expect to get into conflict with a gentleman in medieval protective gear.
Even against chainmail, a katana would be fucking useless.
Also, there plenty of swords designed for fighting armoured foes.
>Even against chainmail,
The Japanese had mail armor. You can thrust through mail.
>there plenty of swords designed for fighting armoured foes.
Do you want me to post a smug reaction image so badly? Just because a sword is designed to deal with plate, doesn't mean it's good at it.
In a medieval context, what you really wanted before facing plate armored opponents was plate armor, a proper percussion weapon and a dagger.
In modern context, again, get yourself a gun.
>The Japanese had mail armor. You can thrust through mail.
Yes, and the katana is not a good thrusting weapon.
That's why they used shit like spears most of the time.
>In modern context, again, get yourself a gun.
Not everyone is in burgerland where even the criminally insane can walk around with guns out in the open.
>Not everyone is in burgerland
Swords are weapons too. Most countries that limit the carrying of firearms also limit the size of your blades.
>the katana is not a good thrusting weapon.
True. It will do the job, but it might take so long that they gut you first. Though again, most of the time you will not meet anyone in anything resembling armor.
Basing your choice of weapon on the off chance that you might meet somebody in armor when most people don't is stupid.
Specialized thrusting weapons are shit against multiple opponents.
Guess what you are more likely to meet wherever you live. 1 guy in mail armor, or 2 guys without mail armor?
>Specialized thrusting weapons are shit against multiple opponents.
Spears are a battlefield weapon. They work very well in a group.
If you were going solo against an armoured enemy, you would want some sort of pointy dagger. Maybe a rondel or something?
>Guess what you are more likely to meet wherever you live. 1 guy in mail armor, or 2 guys without mail armor?
You're just unprepared.
>They work very well in a group.
Are you planning to arm an entire gang with swords and look for other gangs to fight?
What will you do if the other gang brings guns?
>You're just unprepared.
No, you. Seriously. You are specializing yourself for a very unlikely scenario and refuse to prepare yourself for what's actually likely to happen.
>all the autism and virginity jokes
You guys can do better than this.
Call it something like. "my wallet" or "my money" and then when people try and mug you (because you look like a fat fuck easy target) you can just say "ok let me get my wallet out" and then you slash, vertically bisecting them
It looks pretty out of place on that set though, but its still a nice touch. I question how well it works attatched like that leaving gaps on the bottom and sides but I'd still let that handsome sir arthur plunge his excalibur in my stone.
Sesshoumaru: it means "killing perfection," and is the name of a badass character from the series InuYasha.
Now that I think about it
who the hell names their child Inuyasha (犬夜叉)?
the name literally means "(female) dog demon"
His mother most have either been retarded or really hated him.
Any artist should take pleasure in the craft not the money it makes. He can get good enough if he works hard to sell them Medieval collectors and reenactors and there is a significant market for custom knives. Try looking up damascus steel.
It's pretty strange, yes. The way it translates for us may not make any more sense to the Japanese audiences. As a personal name, it's bizarre. It's "A Boy Named Sue" type of scenario, here.
Fuuuuah, I've always wondered what this was after hearing that bit in the Joshiraku ending.
I also never bothered to Google the meaning myself but still though, I'm glad I randomly decided to entertain the idea of the OP and enter this thread. I would've never found this otherwise.
>If you meet an opponent in full plate, you are pretty fucked regardless of what kind of sword you are using
Only if you're using normalfags swords.
"That's it. I'm sick of all this "Masterwork Bastard Sword" bullshit that's going on in the d20 system right now. Katanas deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.
I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine katana in Japan for 2,400,000 Yen (that's about $20,000) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid steel with my katana.
Japanese smiths spend years working on a single katana and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.
Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.
Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction. Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.
So what am I saying? Katanas are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the d20 system. Here is the stat block I propose for Katanas:
(One-Handed Exotic Weapon)
19-20 x4 Crit
+2 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork
(Two-Handed Exotic Weapon)
17-20 x4 Crit
+5 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork
Now that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of Katanas in real life, don't you think?
tl;dr = Katanas need to do more damage in d20, see my new stat block."
>Not everyone is in burgerland where even the criminally insane can walk around with guns out in the open.
You are talking about a scenario where someone approaches you with a full set of plate armor. Pretty sure logic already went out of the window.