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The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai

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Re: The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai

Postby LEGO_KNIGHT » Sun May 15, 2011 7:32 pm

One trade-off of the European armor is that it impedes movements making it heavy and clumsy. A clever samurai could make the knight run around to make him exhausted before going for the kill aiming for the critical areas that aren't covered by the armor. Just my opinion. :wink:
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Re: The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai

Postby lord_of_orks » Sun May 15, 2011 8:42 pm

I would say the knight, if the samurais light katanas struck the knights heavy shield it would probably snap, and blocking a broad sword with a katanas, you've got to be kiding :roll:
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Re: The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Sun May 15, 2011 10:18 pm

lord_of_orks wrote:I would say the knight, if the samurais light katanas struck the knights heavy shield it would probably snap, and blocking a broad sword with a katanas, you've got to be kiding :roll:


I imagine a samurai would move to deflect or parry a swing with a broadsword, rather than trying to block it directly. :twisted:
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Re: The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai

Postby Halberd777 » Mon May 16, 2011 4:10 pm

I prefer the essays answer too many variables. Besides they never went against each other and there is probably a reason for that. In the end both fighters were the best for what they were meant to be and that is why they never went up against each other. To defeat the other type the knight or samurai would have had to change to meet the need of defeating the other.
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