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The Katana remained the key piece of equipment for the samurais throughout their long history. Note the characteristically long handle and curved blade.

Japenese archery.   KYUDO

Japanese kyudo bows were designed to be fired from horseback by mounted samurai warriors, hence holding the bow of the way up as opposed to the middle; it allows the archer to manoeuvre it over the horses head easier.

Ulfberht Sword - An old legend has it that a Nordic smith named Ulfberht developed the first purest steel blade. This crucial development achieved near-mythical status among warriors, making this one of the most important swords in the study of medieval weapons. The Ulfberht sword was a quantum leap in both technology and design. Not only was the material better, but the design of the sword was a definite improvement.

Ulfberht Sword- viking sword made with forged steel. High carbon blade made this a very strong and durable weapon. See UTube or Netflix for 1 hour doc on how a modern day blacksmith recreated the sword using ancient techniques- way cool.