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2013-11-07 08:07:47 PM
But it is a way to go through your enemies.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-11-07 08:11:17 PM
Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.
 
2013-11-07 08:21:29 PM
There can be only one
 
2013-11-07 08:32:55 PM

wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.


So, what color do you have to be in order to be trusted?

Sounds more than a little racist...
 
2013-11-07 08:38:14 PM
media3.washingtonpost.com
Hai!
 
2013-11-07 08:55:19 PM
i.imgur.com

Never hurts to prepare.
 
2013-11-07 09:19:12 PM

wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.


Considering all extant samurai swords are Japanese national treasures and thus it's illegal to take one out of Japan without express written permission and the proper handling credentials, I'd have to agree.

Now, if you just mean katana, you're more full of it than a honey dipper the day after taco tuesday.
 
2013-11-07 11:36:58 PM

doglover: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

Considering all extant samurai swords are Japanese national treasures and thus it's illegal to take one out of Japan without express written permission and the proper handling credentials, I'd have to agree.

Now, if you just mean katana, you're more full of it than a honey dipper the day after taco tuesday.


You're not including samurai katanas that were willingly gifted to some American naval officers after WWII ended, right?
 
2013-11-07 11:38:44 PM
www.morethings.com
 
2013-11-07 11:41:57 PM

wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.


But, it was blessed by a Japanese chef.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-07 11:45:37 PM
fc00.deviantart.net

"Last of the freelance hackers and Greatest swordfighter in the world."
 
2013-11-07 11:49:06 PM
Another responsible katana owner.
 
2013-11-07 11:50:20 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 550x387]

Never hurts to prepare.


Looks familiar. What movie is that?
 
2013-11-07 11:50:53 PM
Says you.
 
2013-11-07 11:53:26 PM
Hey, subby, go tell that to:

forgottenflix.comOr ANY Kurosawa character for that matter.
 
2013-11-07 11:55:37 PM
Yes it is.


Came for Belushi and Bruce Willis, leaving VERY satisfied.

/cut sandwich
//Zed's dead
 
2013-11-08 12:01:57 AM

kling_klang_bed: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 550x387]

Never hurts to prepare.

Looks familiar. What movie is that?


That's Michonne from The Walking Dead.
 
2013-11-08 12:27:39 AM

LordZorch: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

So, what color do you have to be in order to be trusted?

Sounds more than a little racist...


Racist?  On MY Fark???
 
2013-11-08 12:31:04 AM
technicolordreams70.files.wordpress.com

Would like a word with subby
 
2013-11-08 12:31:33 AM
Really?

cdn.uproxx.com

There can be only one - disappointment.
 
2013-11-08 12:33:54 AM
www.toplessrobot.com
 
2013-11-08 12:35:20 AM

LordZorch: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

So, what color do you have to be in order to be trusted?


Black, and probably an ex-laywer as well.

sciencefiction.com
 
2013-11-08 12:40:38 AM

wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.


Only if they actually refer to it as such.

wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.


This might be true if any two of the following re also true:

1. Sword is displayed prominently in living room.
2. Said white dude is older than 19.
3. Aforementioned white dude refers to it as a "samurai sword" or over emphasizes the use of the word "katana."
4. This person thinks anime is representative of historically accurate Japanese culture.
 
2013-11-08 12:42:36 AM
Would you prefer an olive fork or something?  Sheesh!
 
2013-11-08 12:42:50 AM
He didn't even kill anybody with it. What's the point of owning a Katana if you can't even properly behead your enemies to claim rewards from your lord?
 
2013-11-08 12:51:00 AM
"Katana? How quaint. I wouldn't consider running amok with anything less than a hand forged, high carbon steel Miao Dao. Whats that? Oh, thats right, you've probably never heard of it..."  -  Mildly Deranged Hipster Kitty
 
2013-11-08 12:51:42 AM

nmrsnr: But it is a way to go through your enemies.


I guess we're done here.
 
2013-11-08 12:59:30 AM
It is, if you live in China Grove.
 
2013-11-08 01:23:06 AM

docmattic: It is, if you live in China Grove.


china grove?

the preacher and the teacher are the talk of that town
 
2013-11-08 01:39:47 AM

iaazathot: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

Only if they actually refer to it as such.wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

This might be true if any two of the following re also true:

1. Sword is displayed prominently in living room.
2. Said white dude is older than 19.
3. Aforementioned white dude refers to it as a "samurai sword" or over emphasizes the use of the word "katana."
4. This person thinks anime is representative of historically accurate Japanese culture.


5.  This person thinks that Japanese "samurai swords" were actually worth a shiat.


ATFY.
 
2013-11-08 01:43:08 AM
Just because the rest of the world doesn't understand it, doesn't mean it's really that bad...see Richie Incognito for specifics.
 
2013-11-08 01:49:25 AM

dkimball: Just because the rest of the world doesn't understand it, doesn't mean it's really that bad...see Richie Incognito for specifics.


Richie Incognito is part of a warrior culture that none of you can understand..... Well now that I think of it, this guy may have been part of a warrior culture also. Maybe somebody rode him unmercifully also. guess Incognito is glad he was part of the warrior culture were people try to stop harassment by going to their bosses and walking away, and not the one where people go to the sword.
 
2013-11-08 02:16:43 AM

doglover: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

Considering all extant samurai swords are Japanese national treasures and thus it's illegal to take one out of Japan without express written permission and the proper handling credentials, I'd have to agree.

Now, if you just mean katana, you're more full of it than a honey dipper the day after taco tuesday.


Not precisely. Only swords by specific makers are considered "National treasures." During the Sengoku period, the country had literally thousands of swordsmiths working, You can get an average-quality katana out of the country with very little problem, even one 400 years old, whilst getting a sword by a top-flight maker that's less than two centuries old might be more of an issue.
 
2013-11-08 02:33:53 AM

pueblonative: iaazathot: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

Only if they actually refer to it as such.wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

This might be true if any two of the following re also true:

1. Sword is displayed prominently in living room.
2. Said white dude is older than 19.
3. Aforementioned white dude refers to it as a "samurai sword" or over emphasizes the use of the word "katana."
4. This person thinks anime is representative of historically accurate Japanese culture.

5.  This person thinks that Japanese "samurai swords" were actually worth a shiat.


ATFY.


Well, you have a point there in the last, npi. Many of the swords made were made with very wide hardened areas on the blade edge (hamon, technically speaking), and many in the last few centuries were made to look very flashy, and in the process, they were often brittle as hell and could lose sizeable chips out of the blade edge easily or even snap.
 
2013-11-08 05:01:01 AM

HotWingAgenda: You're not including samurai katanas that were willingly gifted to some American naval officers after WWII ended, right?


Those probably weren't samurai katana but more recent ones. Perhaps a few of them were from Edo, but only late period. No one got a farkin' Masamune.
 
2013-11-08 05:06:58 AM

cynicalbastard: You can get an average-quality katana out of the country with very little problem, even one 400 years old, whilst getting a sword by a top-flight maker that's less than two centuries old might be more of an issue.


Meh, modern smiths can make one that's arguably better than period smiths could thanks to modern alloys and they dot the US. If you really want a Japanese katana, you can get one here, but it's really 10 lbs of hassle in a 5 lb bag. For $2000 or so and a year on a list, you can get a decent modern one from a named smith that's just as good with the added value that it's "just a replica" so you can use and abuse it without feeling bad because it was just ore less than two years ago.
 
2013-11-08 05:36:54 AM
Of course not.  Two.  Two's the number.
 
2013-11-08 07:15:54 AM

ongbok: [technicolordreams70.files.wordpress.com image 450x668]

Would like a word with subby


As would this guy:

thereservoirblogs.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-08 09:12:43 AM

pueblonative: iaazathot: wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

Only if they actually refer to it as such.wee: Further evidence that one of my life rules is correct: Never trust a white dude who owns a samurai sword.

This might be true if any two of the following re also true:

1. Sword is displayed prominently in living room.
2. Said white dude is older than 19.
3. Aforementioned white dude refers to it as a "samurai sword" or over emphasizes the use of the word "katana."
4. This person thinks anime is representative of historically accurate Japanese culture.

5.  This person thinks that Japanese "samurai swords" were actually worth a shiat.


ATFY.


They frequently had better quality steel than other swords, but not as a matter of course - steel quality for weapons has always been greatly varied within any society.  More money gets better quality steel.  The surprising thing is that they turned out quality steel at all considering that they had the world's worst quality source of iron to start with.

Modern replica katana are frequently of better quality steel from the very start than was what was available to anyone on the planet a couple hundred years ago.  If you want to cough up the cash ($5K and more) you can get blades that would have seemed like magic to anyone practicing sword arts from even 50 years ago.

Still not going to cut anvils in half, so don't waste your time trying.
 
2013-11-08 09:29:54 AM
What all the fan-boys in here praising/judging/catagorizing samurai/katana swords...

The whole point of the news story was that a crazy as fark idiot went crazy as fark with a nearly 3 foot piece of sharpened steel.

Emergency surgery for one, fingers/hand nearly severed from another...

Sounds like horrifying damage...ouch.

It coulda been a lawnmower blade, who cares...OUCH!!!
 
2013-11-08 10:46:28 AM
"Attacking people with a samurai sword is no way to go through life, son "


Tell that to these guys:

img.fark.net


/LOVE this movie! Miike knocked it out of the park!
 
2013-11-08 11:18:17 AM
I love how all these people are posting samurai movie stuff - because the samurais in those movies always live happily ever after, and eventually die peacefully in their sleep of old age.
 
2013-11-08 11:35:57 AM

idesofmarch: I love how all these people are posting samurai movie stuff - because the samurais in those movies always live happily ever after, and eventually die peacefully in their sleep of old age.


They knew that going in and they happily accepted that for the privileged of being a Samurai.

Warrior code, something you obviously know nothing about, ask Incognito.
 
2013-11-08 11:47:27 AM

idesofmarch: I love how all these people are posting samurai movie stuff - because the samurais in those movies always live happily ever after, and eventually die peacefully in their sleep of old age.


Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Dying in glorious battle was an honor to them. Hell, even seppuku was expected, to regain lost honor, or to protest a grievance.

Face it. Samurai were Klingons.
 
2013-11-08 11:52:30 AM

idesofmarch: I love how all these people are posting samurai movie stuff - because the samurais in those movies always live happily ever after, and eventually die peacefully in their sleep of old age.


If  you want some stories about warriors that died peacefully in their sleep. Read up on Ninjas.   The historical ones from Iga and Koga provinces, not the overly mythologized stuff from the Tokugawa Shogunate era, or Hollywood.

Those guys were EXPECTED to make it back alive. A dead spy is a useless spy.
 
2013-11-08 12:05:53 PM

ongbok: They knew that going in and they happily accepted that for the privileged of being a Samurai.


Hz so good: Dying in glorious battle was an honor to them. Hell, even seppuku was expected, to regain lost honor, or to protest a grievance.


That would all be well and good if everyone who owned a samurai sword these days was actually a samurai.
 
2013-11-08 12:10:55 PM

Hz so good: "Attacking people with a samurai sword is no way to go through life, son "


Tell that to these guys:

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


/LOVE this movie! Miike knocked it out of the park!


Yeah, that is a superb flick.
 
2013-11-08 12:22:30 PM

idesofmarch: ongbok: They knew that going in and they happily accepted that for the privileged of being a Samurai.

Hz so good: Dying in glorious battle was an honor to them. Hell, even seppuku was expected, to regain lost honor, or to protest a grievance.

That would all be well and good if everyone who owned a samurai sword these days was actually a samurai.


That would be because anyone who owns a "samurai sword" these days fall into two categories:

1) They are a serious collector and pay ~$20K for an actual, historic Katana, WITH proven provenance, that they keep on display in their home.
 OR
2) They're some mentally unstable dumbass who bought a $300 "decorative piece" from a flea market, and then tries to wield it at the least provocation, like they're Lord Pill-Billy, King of the Trailer Park.

Group 2 deserves to be taken out of the gene pool.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-11-08 12:26:01 PM

LordZorch: So, what color do you have to be in order to be trusted?


Asian.
 
2013-11-08 12:35:18 PM

Hz so good: 2) They're some mentally unstable dumbass who bought a $300 "decorative piece" from a flea market, and then tries to wield it at the least provocation, like they're Lord Pill-Billy, King of the Trailer Park.


Hey, I have always wanted a sword for a decorative piece, one that would be usable in combat. It would be useful to have in a zombie apocalypse.
 
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