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Episode 34: The Tantō

This week we're back to Japan with a look at another traditional samurai weapon: the tant?! It's like you cut a katana in half, I guess. We also talk about the somewhat concerning history of this weapon and what it was used for, so fair warning: half of this episode isn't very funny. But sometimes history isn't funny.

Content warning from around 12:15 to 18:50: talk of self-harm, suicide, graphic descriptions of injury.

Intro and outro theme by Samantha Hogan, @Shogan_Composer on Twitter, and online at You can find the Audio Armory on Twitter at @AudioArmoryCast! Your local bard  is Emily Kardamis; @corruptedgem on Twitter. Your local blacksmith is LiZz Beltz; @LiZzBeltz on Twitter.