i never said that the samurai are the best warrior,
they ARE skilled, but they aren't the best, (which to me were first the Spartan, then the viking ) , but as for pure skill, they were at least in the top 5. they had such precise move and cut and were real old times snipers with their bow.
i used to be a huge fan of the katana, when i was younger , but then i learned about others warriors that could give a bad day to a samurai.
i understand why the katana got such a strong fandom, you can thanks the samurai movie (such as the 7 samurai, the last samurai and Zatoichi) , action movie (many Stephen seagul, kill bill, Matrix etc..) and others , where they present as skilled and even more powerful warrior as simple barbarian almost only using club to fight. (but thanks to the 13th warrior movie they were showed as much better warrior and intelligent too )
they all present the katana as a so perfect and well made weapon that ANYONE can wield it and become the perfect warrior , with such power and sharpness that you can split a tank in two with it.
but back to the main subject of the thread, the Ulfberht sword
here some image i found of them
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