Quick Answer: Who Is Better Samurai Or Knight?

Did Samurai kill civilians?

Kiri-sute gomen (斬捨御免 or 切捨御免) is an old Japanese expression dating back to the feudal era right to strike (right of samurai to kill commoners for perceived affronts).

Samurai had the right to strike with sword at anyone of a lower class who compromised their honour..

How tall was the average samurai?

5 feet five inchesDespite their appearance of looking large and imposing in their armor, most Samurai were no taller than 5 feet five inches, while the knights in Europe during this time were as tall as 6 feet 5 inches.

Did Samurai marry?

Marriages occured at an earlier age so that children may have young parents. Love may have been a personal, individual matter, but marriage was always a family business, therefore parental consent was fundamental for the samurai. In fact, many used marriage for political purposes, especially to obtain alliances.

Did Samurai ever fight knights?

No, they did not. They never met in the same space, Japan and Europe are very far from each other. And when Europeans had contact with Japan, the era of medieval knights was long gone. Basically the famous European knights and the famous samurai never met in the same space or the same time (era).

Who would win Ninja vs Samurai?

A samurai would win. Considering that the ninja were samurai, this is asking whether a samurai would win of two samurai would get into a fight. Of course the winner would be one of the two samurai, unless they killed each other.

What are the disadvantages of being a samurai?

-The disadvantage of being a samurai was that you were expected to endure many physical hardships such as long periods of fasting and barefoot marches through the snow. -Another disadvantage was that the samurai had to go to into battles and sacrifice their life for their Daimyo master if necessary.

Would a Viking beat a samurai?

The Samurai wins, though the cold may give them a hard time. Vikings. Don’t let the anime propaganda fool you. Vikings had superior weaponry, a huge height and weight advantage and were much more ferocious in combat.

Can a katana cut through bone?

Yes it’s true as others have said that real katana are razor sharp, but cutting through people is hard. A katana is a slicing weapon, not an axe. It can and does cut very deeply and easily, it can sever limbs but cutting all the way through a torso would be hard and pointless, your sword would likely get stuck.

Are there still Ninjas?

Japan’s era of shoguns and samurai is long over, but the country does have one, or maybe two, surviving ninjas. Experts in the dark arts of espionage and silent assassination, ninjas passed skills from father to son – but today’s say they will be the last. Japan’s ninjas were all about mystery.