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Wo Long
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Question on sword history... Reply with quote
Alright, from what I heard, the katana was around before the tachi (or atleast, that's implied) and was always carried blade up. Then, with the invention of the tachi for mounted troops, they wore it blade down so that it was more efficient for slicing downwards on a draw or whenever they might need to. It was because of that that the katana began being worn with the blade down. I ask because I was reading the full list of samurai misconceptions and, to me, it sounded as if the tachi was around before the katana.

Is this true? I don't remember where I heard this, but I think it was Wikipedia. I'll check.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Japanese_Swords
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Baian wrote:
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Japanese_Swords


Somehow I never knew that SA had a section on swords... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wo Long wrote:
Baian wrote:
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Japanese_Swords


Somehow I never knew that SA had a section on swords... Embarassed


That's what the good old search box is for.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
kitsuno wrote:
Wo Long wrote:
Baian wrote:
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Japanese_Swords


Somehow I never knew that SA had a section on swords... Embarassed


That's what the good old search box is for.


I never thought it had it, though, which is why I didn't think of searching. Anywho, my bad. This can be locked, I guess.
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