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English archers had their longbows, Old West sheriffs had their six-guns, but Japan's samurai warriors had the most fearsome weapon of all: the razor-sharp, unsurpassed technology of the katana, or samurai sword.
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Samurai (侍), usually referred to in Japanese as bushi (武士? [bu͍ꜜ.ɕi̥]) or buke (武家?), were the...