Samurai Dbq Analysis

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Many people always wonder who would win in a one on one battle. A samurai or a knight? Although many people support the samurai’s side, I support the knight side for various reasons. While knights and samurai have many similarities, in a one on one battle, the advantage would go to the knights and this can be seen through weapons, armor, and training. The most significant way a knight has an advantage is through armor. In document D written by the DBQ project, it says,”Knights began to wear complete suits of plate armor, constructed from metal.” This means that knights were stronger than samurai armor wise where samurai armor is weak in the rain. To add on, another piece of evidence that supports my claim is in document D written by the DBQ project, it states,” Not only was the entire body covered, but knights also wore helmets, gloves, and shoes of steel.” This evidence shows that knights were fully covered in armor unlike samurai where there dominant arm (right) was left vulnerable. These are just a few reasons to support my claim but I can give you more.…show more content…
In the Warriors video by the History Channel, it clearly states,”The knight’s sword was used for stabbing.” To clarify, knights could pierce a samurai with the sharp tip of their blade. To follow this up, a second piece of evidence that supports my claim is in the Warriors video by the History Channel, it says,”The knights had a six inch longer blade than the samurai’s sword, the katana.” This evidence clearly shows that knights had more range than samurai. These last pieces of evidence will definitely convince you that knights would win in a battle against a

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