Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Twimyo Jirugi, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Twimyo Jirugi

    Twimyo Jirugi Me, but not

  2. Adam

    Adam New Member

    It's a display weapon. Try fighting with one of those babies, good luck not knocking yourself out with the handle!
  3. ziseez

    ziseez Valued Member

    that website aint a good site for swords,thats just my opinion i wouldnt prefer it.the masamune sword is for display because it wouldnt be a good sword in battle, its like a double bladed sword but with one end covered up, the handle is just too long to wield as well as a normal katana.
  4. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Some nice toys on that website!
  5. Ad McG

    Ad McG Troll-killer Supporter

    That guy obviously wanted to be in the matrix.

    Those nemode claws are crazy!
  6. Twimyo Jirugi

    Twimyo Jirugi Me, but not

    Yeah, they're so sweet and only like €60!

    I know of Masamunes actually being used. They're are suppose to be used totally different from the likes of katanas, with emphasise on spinning/twirling attacks.
  7. Guerilla Fists

    Guerilla Fists New Member

    There really is a Masamune? I thought it was a recurring blade in squaresoft RPG's...I want the Masamune that Sephiroth has in FFVII. The one that is a six foot blade with a one foot handle. That thing was Kah-ray-zee
  8. Twimyo Jirugi

    Twimyo Jirugi Me, but not

    That actually looked more like a No'Dachi. Man, those things have long blades! And the handles are a bit longer aswell.
  9. Guerilla Fists

    Guerilla Fists New Member

    This is funny, the Fantasy Sword is exactly like Cloud Strife's sword from FFVII but smaller. It says it is purely decorative yet "sure to impress those who wield it". What???
  10. Twimyo Jirugi

    Twimyo Jirugi Me, but not

    Yeah, it's a collector's edition Buster Sword. It's purely for decoration and showing off in front of friends (thus the wielding statement). The Practical Fantasy Sword is better as it is cheaper and more durable. You can also get the Fantasy Scabberd :D
  11. K_Coffin

    K_Coffin New Member

    Grr. This stuff kills me. First, the name. Masamune is probably the best known swordsmith in the history of Japan. He made some of the best quality Nihon-To (Japanese Swords) in history. He definitely DID NOT make Nodachi (Which is what that's striving to be.) His swords were light, elegant, simple, and beautiful. Glad to see his name strapped on to crap like that.

    Second, there is very little practical about that weapon. Besides the guy with the hardon for the Matrix holding it, it's basically a Nodachi. Nodachi were not primarily weapons. They were mostly used for signalling troops in battle, but could be used if necessary. Frankly, you'd be much better off using a Naginata than that thing.

    But hey, if desecrating credible swordsmiths and making a commercialised mockery of feudal japanese warfare is what gets you going on weekends, fine by me. Just learn the facts first.

    The Japanese Sword Index.
  12. Guerilla Fists

    Guerilla Fists New Member

    Did you guys see the "Pantera" that thing is bad azz.
  13. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned Banned

    Actually, the way I heard it, Masamune was a katana maker. Him and a guy named Muramasa made katanas, but I think they got into an arguement and split. The legend goes that Masamune's katanas were the true embodiment of the samurai spirit, while Muramasa's were bloodthirsty and unlucky. The way you could tell the difference between them was that when you placed them in a river, leaves would float away from Masamune's katanas, whereas if you placed Muramasa's in a river, leaves would be attracted to it and get cut.

    That's the way I heard the legend at least. That sword seems to be "inspired" by Final Fantasy 7.

  14. K_Coffin

    K_Coffin New Member

    Yep, that story's an old one.

    Actually, it goes that there was a sword-making competition hosted by the richest Daimyo in Japan. All of the sword makers made their most beautiful and deadly swords, and all were tested. In the end, only Masamune and one other smith's swords remained (Could have been Muramasa, story's different everywhere.) The swords were placed in a river to determine whose was the sharpest. Leaves that floated towards Muramasa(?)'s sword that hit the blade were cut cleanly, and the halves floated away, undisturbed. However, as impressive as this was, Masamune won, because his sword was so powerful and sharp that it possessed it's own qi, and leaves floating in the river moved to avoid it. This proved Masamune the most skilled smith in Japan.

    In an unrelated note, Masamune's katana were also thought to be unlucky by the more warlike samurai. He forged his swords for peace, as "Life-Giving" swords. If used incorrectly, they were rumored to lose their spirit and intentionally fail their masters in battle. In reality, Oda Nobunaga is said to have refused to use a Masamune given to him as a gift, because he knew he was not worthy of it, and it would cause his death.

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