Jun 18, 2011

Katana vs Machine Gun

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This astounding video continues the Katana theme of the two previous posts. A TV producer thought it would be interesting to pit the legendary cutting edge of the Katana against a .50 caliber M2 Browning machine gun. The M2 is a heavy machine gun, almost a mini-cannon, that fires rounds which could penetrate 1 to 2 inches of steel. Would the Katana be able to withstand sustained automatic fire from the M2? Watch as events unfold which would bring tears to a samurai's eye.

[The narrative is in Japanese; just be aware of towards the middle of the video, the bullets fired is counted and shown on the bottom right of the clip.  The rest should be self explanatory. This video has 1.8 million views and over 5 thousand comments. For a niche topic, this is quite a bit of engagement.]

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Picture Credit: Heroes and Role Models

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