The length of a samurai’s katana was proportional to their height. Most katanas are between 2’ - 2’6”. At the peak of the samurai period, approximately 10% of Japan was considered to be a samurai, which means that it is believed that every single Japanese citizen is the direct descendent of a samurai at sometime within their past lineage. When Japan was a feudal nation, only samurais were permitted to carry katanas. Samurai were legally permitted to kill any member of the peasant class who offen...
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