Look at it this way, this was written before we had standards to IQ tests. Hell the most popular one here in the west, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale was made in the 1940s, with an update to it in the early 50s. With today's IQ tests we realize why North Eastern Asian languages are always so abstract in the way they use particles and verbage.
We also realize that Jap IQs are actually higher than your average white. Be rational about this and stop getting butthurt about text that is LITERALLY 100+ years old. Specially when most of the white population are a bunch of white guilt having faggots that let Niggers and Muslim rape their peoples on a daily basis. Unless you're a Zainichi of course, then whatever, continue being the SJW Jew you are, it's in your blood.
PS. I hope Donal Trump at least keeps his promise of demilitarizing and eventually removing the US's bases in Japan. You guys need to build your own army, and our niggers need to stop raping your women.>>24521>rather ridiculous
It's not ridiculous when you consider material make, and signature plus fielding rituals behind it becoming uniform after the Heian period. During the Heian almost any sabre could be considered a tachi.>if they consider claymores and similar size swords to be same class of weapons as longswords.
Longswords are any "heavy" swords that had a cruciform hand guard, and long hilt for two handed use if necessary. They were called bastard swords mainly during the Renaissance. Claymore is a type of longsword whether you like it or not. It's scottish/celtic/germanic in origin mainly, but still a type of longsword. It's just called a Claymore due to its origins.
There are exceptions though, like the broadsword, the broadsword does not have a cross style guard, instead it has a shell, or basket hilt. It's not about size and weight, but size, weight and shape.>conjecture
It is conjecture, however it's conjecture based on the FACT that pikemen were heavily armored until muskets became popular enough to make heavily armored pikemen obselete.http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html
"These weapons were not intended to defeat heavy plate armor with powerful cuts but did evolve from those longswords that were developed for use against armors by thrusting rather than cutting."
So yes, European swords were designed for both slicing, and dealing with armor. Granted they did not slice through it without getting a good clubbing into it first. And obviously it wasn't as practical to do that if you were skilled enough to stab into a gap, or grapple an enemy on to the floor.
If a Claymore can be used to make dents into plate armor, I see no reason why a Zwei can't do so and more as well.
This made me realize that we need a history board, do we have a history board?