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Overview of the Weapons of the Samurai

The samurai sword is, by far, the most famous weapon associated with a samurai. The wide range of uses it finds and its very stature among all other weapons warrants a separate discussion on the Samurai Sword. You can find it here.

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However, the truth is that the Samurai Sword was not always suitable for use on every occasion. A warrior must be prepared for any situation. As such, the Samurai also carried with them a wide variety of short arms (or mi-jikai-mono). These short arms were mainly employed for self-defense, although in the heat of battle what is offense and defense become blurred.

The major advantage of these short-arms were that they could easily be hidden by the Samurai among their flowing robes, waiting to be employed in times of need. Some weapons were hidden behind another purpose.

Several samurai weapons are discussed here:



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Samurai sword expert killed himself in act of 'hara kiri' in his bedroom - Metro
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Samurai sword expert killed himself in act of 'hara kiri' in his bedroom
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... received them back shortly before killing himself. The inquest heard that Mr Jones had died from lacerations to the heart and liver after stabbing himself in the stomach. Gwent senior coroner David Bowen said: 'He had a collection of samurai swords ...

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It is not primarily a weapon, but an “omamori”, a kind of lucky charm that protects its owner and sharpens his willpower and sense of responsibility. “Originally, a Japanese sword was dedicated to the deities,” says Shimojima. This was to guard you in ...

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Darren Selby, from Canterbury, cleared of wounding with intent after Samurai sword attack in Herne Bay - Kent Online
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Darren Selby, from Canterbury, cleared of wounding with intent after Samurai sword attack in Herne Bay
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Selby, of no fixed address, denied the charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing a sword in public. The jury found him guilty of unlawful wounding and possessing the sword illegally. During the trial the jury were shown ...

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Man jailed for samurai sword attack in Southend high street | Echo
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Herne Bay: Samurai sword accused Darren Selby says he feared for his life
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After hiding the weapon in a cellar, Selby then fled to London and was arrested two weeks later in Ashford, where he was found hiding in a cupboard. He said he ran away because he panicked because of his previous convictions. Selby had earlier told how ...


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