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Message no. 1
From: TopCat <topcat@**.CENCOM.NET>
Subject: Skill!
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 1995 18:57:15 -0500
I would just like to thank Rat for mentioning that skill is needed for
katana use.

Katanas were wielded by extremely skilled warriors. The more skilled you
are, the better your chance of winning in combat.

Broadswords and their various ilk were wielded by people who learned that
the more hardy you were, the more likely you were to win. Can't do much
good in a fight if you pass out from swinging your own sword around. Nor
can you do much good if the first crack to your breastplate sends you to the
ground. Medieval Eurpoean knight vs. knight combat is not unlike modern day
boxing, in that manner.

Once again... two totally different groups, two totally different types of
combat. And, most importantly, two totally different weapons.

-- TopCat

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