|Mr. Kōson Honami of the judge of
swords who went out for the Manchuria after the
Manchuria incident has declared "If it is fighting a close fight,
Japanese sword is more advantageous than a pistol".
It is the point of an argument "he can cut the Guntō of a Japanese sword earnestly as long as a Peg or Mekugi continues, and as long as physical
strength continues although there is a limitation in the cartridge of a pistol".
A modern warfare does not reach for saying but the validity of the sword in
the systematic battle after a Warring States term etc. is a talk in the world of
storytelling which is not in mind.
This of people who call the specialist of a sword is the actual condition, and such a thing promoted some military men's Guntō delusion.
Just this is called anachronism.
There was a Sadao Araki full general on this extension.
I cannot think that this idea was the large number of people of the upper levels of a military.
The Tomoyuki Yamashita full general was in General Araki's opposite poles.
When General Yamashita, the thorough rationalist, called it something, he
wanted to remove a Guntō and troubled the close-attendants staff officer.
The suicide attack pilots of a human torpedo "Kaiten" who sortie by I-368
submarine. They carried the Guntō to the fellow traveler of death.
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