wielding one of those handy weapons will definitely add to the damage inflicted on enemies in melee combat. In Far Cry 3, this weapon is only available in the story mode, but will certainly come in useful when out of ammo. The “Karate Tanto” is basically a combination of two different weapons: the first is the Ninja-Scythe, which is a scythe with a length of a razor-sharp blade, and the second is the Japanese Tanto. Both weapons are used for similar (but different) purposes. Some comparisons can be made between these two weapons, as well as the differences they entail.
First of all, the Japanese tanto
was traditionally known as a type of fencing weapon. In ancient times it was commonly used for close-range combat, although its use was not confined to that exact situation. It had multiple uses and has been known to be carried around by many warriors throughout history.
As mentioned above, the Japanese tanto was primarily a knife
but was later adapted into a type of sword called Ahmad Ashi. The ahamadashi was used to perform multiple tasks, including: mounting styles (slicing and piercing), throwing, poking, squeezing, stroking, poking, striking with the edge, and thrusting. Some experts believe that the use of ahamadashi changed into a more abstract form when incorporated into the design of the Japanese samurai’s sword. However, no matter how the ahamadaishi changed into a samurai sword, the weapon was generally referred to as either a “hamada” or “hamachi”.
Samurai warriors used the tool
to slice or chop down targets, using its edge to pierce the target. The name itself tells you the function of this weapon: the “ham” is the finger of one’s the index finger, while the “tanto” is the flat part of the blade closest to the tip. The name comes from the term “tanto” which means edge. Samurai warriors would hold the weapon up and in an “X” pattern, moving the blade up and down in a forward motion. The “hamada” moved in a straight motion with only a slight curve of the blade.
In addition to its primary function of cutting
the tanto was also used to symbolize Japan and its warriors. The Japanese often held this knife close to their heart and during times of war, they repeated the act of centering the mind, soul, and body. Centering the mind, soul, and body in a state of peace and tranquility was a way of calling upon all the forces of the universe to work together to accomplish one’s purpose. In some cases, this knife was also used as a means of ritual suicide. This is because it symbolized the Samurai’s resolve to end one’s life when encountering enemy forces.
The tsuba could either be made of wood or metal
Metal tubes were often used as weapons for personal protection while wooden tsubas were more commonly used as ceremonial armor. The tube can also have additional designs on its blades, such as intricate dragons or flowers. Many types of Japanese swords are categorized according to their hilt, which contains the sword blade itself. Hilt styles are generally easier to recognize due to their rounded or squared blades, making it easier to recognize a true samurai suit from an ordinary samurai suit.