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Japanese Warriors and Their Armor

With Friends like Takeda Shingen, Who Needs Enemies? When your friends/enemies/frenemies’ nickname for you is “Tiger,” watch out – you are a BAMF to the nth degree… as was the “Tiger of Kai,” a famous Japanese military leader by the … Continue reading

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My Armor’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

Not to be outdone by their European counterparts, the warriors of Japan decided to blacksmith their way into the armor game around the 4th century A.D. The first samurai armor cuirass was called “tanko,” maybe because it made the samurai … Continue reading

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