Arms And Armor
Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:32 AM
Dai ichi - dai man - dai kichi
Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:43 PM
Oh dear! Talk about drivel. Even the first diagram has terms such as 'mettonniere',' tuille' and 'knee cop' that had fallen out of use when Edward VII was a lad. Other images are equally misleading - Fig. 19 having less to do with hourglass gauntlets than a wheelbarrow. Then we come to Japan and learn (on p.68) that they invested their resources in making weapons, armours and Bushido - the latter being very tricky to make without the right tools and a good stout vise. We also learn that bows were 'usually more than 6.6m long' and reinforced with palm stems' - these 21 foot bows must be a type I have yet to encounter.
An excellent example of a so-called dissertation compiled from snippets culled from the internet without a shred of understanding or apparently actually reading them.
- Brian, uwe and BIG like this
Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:55 PM
At first I thought "great!", but just actually skimmed the Japanese section - very basic and erroneous statements...
John - Always learning.
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