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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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