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Japanese Yoroidoshi Dagger

  • Medieval Asia
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Along the same family as The Tanto Blades, The 14th Century Yoroidoshi Dagger was another “personal” weapon of the elite Samurai Class of Warrior. Known also as a “Mail Puncher”, it served a very similar function as did the European Misericorde Dagger. Used to “dispatch” a wounded enemy (or friendly) Knight, The Yoroidoshi blade was 18 to 22-inches long. Featuring a slim (yet strong), reinforced blade – it's construction design rivaled the Swordmaking techniques of The Katana blade. Used to pierce or “punch through” the spacing between armor plating and light Mail – The Yoroidoshi Dagger was carried by the Warrior (much as he carried his Katana and Tanto). Designed to resemble a “small sword”, they also featured a miniature Tubsa Hand Guard and scabbard. They were only used when in combat.