Friday, July 07, 2006

Is That A Hattori Hanzo Sword?

So what would happen when a 9 mm bullet meets a samurai sword?

This happens.


  1. Anonymous11:16 PM


  2. That was pretty impressive there, hombre.

  3. Very cool, indeed. But at the risk of ruining the magic trick by explaining how it's done, isn't lead a lot softer than steel? At any rate, a demonstration of the Samurai skills required to see the approaching bullet and position the sword so as to bisect and deflect it would be even more impressive!

  4. oh yes, i'm sure they were careful to find the right combo of ammo and firearm to make this work!

    in many ways Asian TV has outdone itself for broadcasting the most unusual and staged events, and i take too many guilty viewing pleasures. Sen. Ted Stevens "internet pipes" are vast expanses of the odd, much superior to the occasional touring circus or old That's Incredible hooey.

    and not that i would, but in an actual combat mode, wouldn't it make more sense to aim for the one HOLDING the sword rather than the sword itself? heh heh

    as you say, seeing an expert swordsman actually doing this trick would be the most impressive stunt.

    as for me, i tend to never challenge someone wielding sword or gun. just a habit i have!