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    • By Sneha, Andrew, and Daniel Samuel, Robert T. The Samurai: The Philosophy of Victory . New York: Barn Noble Books, 2005.
      • Sharp samurai swords.
      • Had personality.
      • Moved swiftly and precisely.
      • Thought in advance.
      • Practice/train to perfection
      • Leads- perfection/enlightenment
      • Seppuku - suicide
      • Sign of respect
      • Admit defeat
      • Commits seppuku when going to be defeated.
      • Seppuku to have noble spirit/better second life
      • High moral swordsmiths
      • 12+ folds
      • Curved
      http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/japb/hd_japb.htm
      • Swordsmiths-combined different hardness/carbon content steels
      http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/japb/hd_japb.htm
      • Flexible core- harder outer edge
      • Weighs 3- pounds
      http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/japb/hd_japb.htm
      • Armorsmiths made armor- used leather pieces
      http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/japb/hd_japb.htm
      • Armor- flexible
      • Takes 1+ year to make
      http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/knights/japan_sam_1.html
      • Rawhide overlapping- panels
      • Designed- show power/strength
      http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/decaa/hd_decaa.htm
      • All look different
      • Not usually much decoration
      • More decoration- higher classes
      • Decoration- use/function
      • Armor
        • Mail Armor (chain mail)
        • Plate armor
      • Weapons/way to use- changed
      • Guns introduced
      • Bows/arrow/horseback- swords, spears, naginata
      • Works Cited
      • Byam, Mich-ele. Arms & Armor. New York: Knopf, 1988.
      • "Arms and Armor Around the World Japan." Knights in Central Park . The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-2010. Web. 17 Feb. 2010.
      • McGee, Mark. "A Brief History Of The Samurai." 25 Dec. 1998.Web. 17 Feb. 2010.
      • Breiding, Dirk H. "The Decoration of Arms and Armor". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History . New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. Web. 17 Feb. 2010.