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Q&A: Samurai vs. Knight. Who would get in a a single on a single battle?

Query by thirddegree77: Samurai vs. Knight. Who would acquire in a one particular on a single combat?
A French knight, ca. mid 15th century, a potent medieval tank and professional on the battlefield who is willing to die for his lord and his god.

A Japanese samurai, ca. late 16th century, a experienced master of combating, dueling, and war inclined to struggle and die for his daimyo and inclined to be killed or even destroy by themselves for honor.

Each of these highly proficient warriors are each fearless extremely sklled warriors.

Knights advantages:
Steel plate armor (chainmale beneath plate)
Quite experienced horsemanship
Sheild

Knight disadvantages:
Major armor and weapons
Low visibility from helmet

Knight weapons:
broadswords,axes,spears,halberds,lances,crossbow, and flails

Samurai positive aspects:
lighter armor and weapons
skilled horse archer
fair visibility

Samurai disadvantages:
less potent horses
weaker armor

Samurai weapons:
katana,yumi(longbow),yari(spear),naginata,kenabo, and zanbato(significant cavalry sword)

Given this who do you believe would win.

Very best answer:

Reply by Stead
This is not even a levels of competition. A silly knight would begin charging, just before he even gets 10m inside the Samurai he would be shot dead by an arrow.

If the Samurai is a veteran, he will destroy him in one shot at the weak spot before the knight could even lift his arm. If he is a noob, he’ll just pull out a dart or powder and blind him in the eyes.

Knights have no range weapon, they will be slaughtered just like they get slaughtered by Genghis Khan’s horse archers.

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4 Thoughts to “Q&A: Samurai vs. Knight. Who would get in a a single on a single battle?”

  1. J J

    The late medieval knight would have heavy armor not to be pierced by an arrow. The knight would win because of how shielded he is from ever being wounded.

  2. loreaxx

    A man is dangerous because of what is inside of him, not because of what he wears.

  3. Joshua Pham

    The Samurai is fearless and trained even as a child but a knight is a mercenary who fights for money and land. The Samurai wins because of pin point accuracy with a bow and arrow and is faster. He takes out the knight’s horse then has the advantage of better weapons, mobility, and training.

  4. ammianus

    Shields had long since disappeared from the equipment of knights by the 15th century.
    Armour was not cumbersome;it was made to measure,weighed less than the weapons and kit carried by a modern infantryman,and this weight was better distributed – a fit man was able to turn a somersault in full plate armour.

    Samurai of the late 16th century almost invariably fought on foot, so I’d take the knight to win every time. His primary weapon is an 18 feet long steel tipped lance which experienced knights could handle with a high level of dexterity.The Samurai is going to get skewered, as his arrows aren’t going to penetrate the knight’s armour (specially designed to deflect missiles by making them glance off fluted and angled surfaces,nor the armour of the knight’s horse for the same reason.Given the advantage in reach the lance gives the knight,the samurai is going to be unable to use his sword before getting skewered.

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