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How Does a Katana Compare to a Medieval Long Sword?

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Who would come out on top, a medieval long sword or a Japanese Katana? We can?t look to history for answers ? so we pitted them against each other in a modern-day confrontation.

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As technology evolved over the centuries, inventors and engineers upgraded weapons and influenced the course of global history. Join military and weapons experts as they examine three deadly inventions that heightened bloodshed in battle: the scorpio, an ancient missile launcher used by the Romans; the longsword, intrinsically tied to the medieval world of knights; and the Henry rifle, which influenced warfare thanks to its revolutionary reloading design.

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