Difference between revisions of "Tetsubo"

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When used, the purpose of the ''kanab?'' was to smash enemies' armor and break their warhorses' legs. The art of using this cumbersome weapon, ''kanab?-jutsu'', consisted of a mastery of both balance and strength; it required great skill to recover from a miss with the heavy club, which could leave a warrior open to a counter-attack. It was a favorite of the [[S?hei|s?hei]] and the [[yamabushi]], whose Buddhist vows forbade them from killing, as it could be used to cripple and defeat an opponent.
 
When used, the purpose of the ''kanab?'' was to smash enemies' armor and break their warhorses' legs. The art of using this cumbersome weapon, ''kanab?-jutsu'', consisted of a mastery of both balance and strength; it required great skill to recover from a miss with the heavy club, which could leave a warrior open to a counter-attack. It was a favorite of the [[S?hei|s?hei]] and the [[yamabushi]], whose Buddhist vows forbade them from killing, as it could be used to cripple and defeat an opponent.
   
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