I am reading John Keegan's A History of Warfare, considered perhaps the most remarksable study of warfar ever written (The New York Times Book Review). He spends a lot of time dubunking what it actually a misquote of Clausewitz, but nevertheless ...
Did you know?
First-quality samurai swords were the best edged weapons that have ever been made. Observes a historian of the anti-gunpowder campaign:
There exists in Japan a film showing a machine-gun barrel being sliced in half by a sword from the forge of the great 15th century maker Kanemoto II. If this seems improbable, one must remember that smiths like Kanemoto hammered and folded and rehammered, day after day, until a sword blade contained something like four million layrs of finely forged steel."
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