Japanese Samurai Versus Medieval Knight

Would a Japanese samurai defeat a Medieval European knight? That’s a question John Clements attempts to answer in his essay titled “The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai?” In this “amusing historical diversion”, Clements uses over 7,000 words to explain the key elements of an encounter between the two warriors. While I recommend you read the essay, here’s my 300-word summary for those of you that grew up with MTV. The Scenario We’ll imagine that these warriors are both highly […]