A Collection of Japanese Katana Fails

Japanese katana are not only legendary, but sharp! You have to know what the hell you are doing.


These experts most certainly do. But while practicing, they've cut up their fair share of successes—and failures.

Before we look at their fails, here are over nine minutes of katana cutting perfection, courtesy of YouTube user shachiNT.

I think we can all agree, however, that this is the greatest katana cutting success:

And now, here are the fails:

Hang in there, Japanese swordspeople! This is no laughing matter.

抜刀試斬稽古 失敗集 [shachiNT@YouTube]

日本刀試斬 成功集 [shachiNT@YouTube]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.



She is adorable...