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Old 12-13-2012, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Spartan198 View Post
I read in one of my dad's WWII Pac Front books a while back something along the lines of that ground troops were instructed to "pay close attention" (i.e., put as many holes as possible in) to Japanese officers with swords due to that they had cut through the barrels and stocks of rifles on some occasions.
That story was busted on a an episode of Mythbusters (possibly twice, I think they may have revisited it), and I'm inclined to agree. I can believe that you could possibly shatter or crack a very well used brittle barrel, or slightly bend one that is red hot, but to slice through it seems like your typical "samurai sword" myth to me.
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