Sevens: Katana

Katana

… It was a small village.

But in the past few years, it had begun to grow larger.

Population-wise, its mere three hundred had swelled to four hundred. But even so, it’s not like it had a specialty product or anything. That small village was suddenly gained better prospects.

In the past, when the village youth came of age, they’d journey out to the larger cities or Beim, but that had stopped happening in the last few years.

More than that, some of the youths that had gone out were even beginning to return.

In the village, the young men took up weapons to defeat the surrounding monsters for the magic stones, and materials.

Peddlers dropped by it frequently to buy off these spoils of war.

And today as well, a single peddler dropped by the village.

“Whew, for you to even prepare a place for me to stay… it really is a big help you’re able to periodically obtain this many magic stones.”

The peddler who’d arrived the previous evening stayed a night before buying stones and materials in the village, and selling off his own merchandise.

Once more, this venture had generated a nice profit, and the peddler looked delighted.

“Well that’s good. Come again soon. The young’uns are out hunting monsters at the moment, so we might be able to gather them relatively quickly.”

A village that had become more profitable than it had been a few years ago. And at present, the man who was the talk of the town was a middle-aged former adventurer who had come back from Beim.

He was a man the peddler had never even heard rumor of, but when he returned to his homeland, that village had become prosperous.

He had surely taught the young lads how to fight and slay monsters.

The peddler believed so, and held no doubt at the fact.

“Then that’s a life-saver. If you’re defeating the monsters in the area, it makes my travels all the safer, after all.”

The former adventurer man struggled a bit with his enunciation.

“… Right. Well, go back with care.”

The peddler finished his business, and decided to leave. He carefully loaded his wagon with the drops he’s purchased, and planned to set out alongside another group headed for the city.

The ones travelling from village to city were a group of youths.

They weren’t leaving the village itself; it seems they were going out to buy food supplies.

Seeing them, the peddler thought.

(I heard their payments of magic stones and materials have lowered the tax, but are they concentrating on it so much they have to look elsewhere for food? I don’t think the feudal lord would permit it, but…)

Recently, a number of young men walked the town with their weapons. They gave off the impression that they ventured out to find and defeat monsters.

The peddler.

(It couldn’t be that… no, really doubt it. If he’s a former adventurer, then surely he knows the dread of a Labyrinth.)

Could it be the village was hiding a Labyrinth without reporting it? Is that where their profit came from? He thought.

But there were many towns and villages who had fallen to ruin from such an act. With a former-adventurer among them, he didn’t think the village would move in such a direction.

And if there really was a Labyrinth, they should be reaping even more magic stones and materials. A village that did something so foolish would surely sell stones and materials in large quantities, and cast suspicion upon itself.

While they were earning a fixed amount, it’s not like they were especially profitable or anything.

On top of that, it’s not like there weren’t any villages like this one out there. Villages that couldn’t help but fight large numbers of monsters regularly. There were even villages out there that paid their taxes in magic stones.

It varied greatly by country and lord, but such villages often had to pay a higher tax than others. The weapons they held, and the village produce wouldn’t amount to enough. So they hunted.

But pressure from other sides would also be tight. If a war broke out, those sorts of villages were often demanded to send out manpower.

And the peddler was sure the village was one inclined in such a way…

… When the peddler had left, the former adventurer 【Burani】 called together the village youths.

Not at the plaza, but a space in the corner of the village. Atmosphere-wise, it definitely didn’t look like a place for a pleasant talk.

And in truth, the talk they carried out was of dangerous contents.

Burani spoke to the young folk who worked under him.

“Oy. You’re making sure to fight the monsters around the village too, right? If you just keep going into the cave, they’ll be suspicious that the surrounding monster numbers aren’t going down.”

The villagers from their late teens to twenties nodded a number of times. Burani had worked as an adventurer in Beim, and they saw him as a man of valor.

“Boss, we’re properly monster slaying around the village like we agreed on. But if we go in the Labyrinth, won’t we able to get much more than we can around there? Why don’t we do that?”

There, Burani spoke quite fed-up.

“Idiot. That’ll just make people suspicious. Small profits, long term as our policy. I’m sure I already told you we’ll be taking our time milking the Labyrinth. If it looks like we’ll be found out, make it, ‘oh, we just found a labyrinth’. Or otherwise, take it down, and be done with it. Until then, we’ll save up bit by bit.”

The man called Burani. A former adventurer he may be, but in his party he was a baggage carrier, and none too skilled an adventurer at that.

But sad as it may be, he was no fool. He was a little crafty of a man. But at the same time, he wasn’t very clever. His head could turn a bit, and he had just a bit of a good grasp on the essentials. That was Burani.

But the man himself thought he was considerably clever.

While no one would take him seriously in Beim, it was different when he returned home. It it was only the monsters around the village, he could easily take them on.

And deceiving the elders who never went out was also an easy task.

For better or worse, for the youths who had left the village and found success, this little village wasn’t very captivating a place to return.

So there weren’t any adventurers besides him who had come back.

And because of that, there were many villagers to jump onto his words. There were villagers who opposed, of course, but once their lifestyles had turned abundant, they had changed their hands.

(That’s right. Just like this, I’ll become famous in the village, and I’ll be an object of admiration for the rest of my life. I’ll get a wife soon enough. And I’ll live a better life than any of those stuck-up adventurers who made a fool of me in Beim.)

A little crafty, and living revered as a warrior, Burani was living his second life in this village.

Oblivious to how foolish a life it was…

“I refuse.”

With a stiff white beard, and a body that had only grown sturdier with age, the dwarf craftsman caused me to make quite a troubled face.

I could hear the sound of pounding metal around, as a number of dwarves were busily carrying out their work.

He was the craftsman Vera had introduced, and a capable talent who could work on almost all forms of rare metal.

But when I tried asking at his workplace, and had only spoken a little, he cut it short.

Vera, who had come with me, looked just as troubled.

“Letarta, I’d like to make this request as well.”

There, the craftsman 【Letarta】 took a huff of his pipe.

“Yes, it’s a request from the young lady. I’d like to hear it out, but it’s not happening. That Fidel whelp came by, you see. He said I definitely couldn’t lend a hand. I’ve know the kid a long time. And the one who helped me out was your great grandfather, you know? I think I’ve more than worked off my debt at this point.”

The stubborn-looking old man looked at me with lazy eyes. And seeing the sabre hung at my waste, he shook his head.

“Bro, unlike that whelp, I don’t really care whether or not you’re worthy of the young lady. But listen here, if you’re that skilled, you should properly choose out your weapons.”

It seems he had determined I had a level of skill. And he could instantly see through the fact that my current sabre was just a cheap mass-produced one.

He was definitely competent.

But stubborn.

“Can’t you do something about it? It’s a metal no one has ever worked before. So I wanted to make the request to you, a leading craftsmen, even in Beim.”

There, the old man laughed.

“Well it looks like this old codgers got quite a high evaluation. I’m happy they’re looking at my skill, and I agree that it’s an appealing proposal. But no.”

Vera sounded a little angry.

“Why!? If it’s because of father, you don’t have to care about him. He’s just pouting a bit right now, and trying to make Lyle’s life difficult.”

Hearing that old Letarta laughed. And spoke as if to admonish Vera.

“Then you’d best get him out of it. I’m sorry, but I’m actually quite busy right now. By the way… my current job is fixing up your ship.”

Vera dropped her shoulders, apologized, and stood at a stalemate. It didn’t look like negotiations would get any further. The only thing I could think of way trying to persuade Vera’s father Fidel-san.

Old Letarta, who smiled as he looked at Vera, took a glance at me.

“Well, I’ll at least show your boyfriend my merchandise. I’ve got weapons much better than what he’s got at his waist. So work hard, and persuade that whelp.”

A man even Vera couldn’t persuade. There was no doubt he was a famous talent of Beim. Even in the dwarven race with its abundance of blacksmiths, he was skilled enough to raise his name.

I wanted his assistance by all means.

There…

“Dad, there’s a customer at the store. Seems they want to see sabres.”

When a dwarf woman came into the workshop, Letarta-san made a stiff face.

“You… I said anyone could man the desk, couldn’t I? Now look here, just have the grandson deal with it. This sort of thing’s a good experience.”

There, the dwarf woman slapped his shoulder.

“Oh shut it! That very grandchild is troubled, so go and help out, is what I’m trying to say! You’re saying you won’t listen to your precious daughter’s son’s request!?”

Perhaps flustered by his daughter’s rage, Letarta-san cleared his throat, and stood.

“I-I understand. Good grief… where did I go wrong in raising her. Sorry, young lady. I have to see a customer. Look through my wares all you want. I’ll throw in a discount.”

Old Letarta left the workshop with his daughter, while we left out back, circled around, and entered the store-front part of the building.

It was surrounded by other blacksmitheries, but the biggest building around was old Letarta’s shop.

He did take on large jobs, but like this, he made crafts of his own, and sold them as well.

With numerous pupils, his successor, the son-in-law shop manager, and a grandson in training… The store was managed by three generations.

When we entered through the front door, old Letarta, who’d looked grumpy before called out in a loud voice.

“Oh that’s no good! Then I’ll have to prepare a splendid sabre for your beloved. It isn’t a bad idea to buy mass-produced ones enmasse, but when it really comes down to it, you’ll need a reliable weapon!”

He was delightedly dealing with a customer. And looking at the counter, I saw the backs of two I have become quite accustomed to.

One with a side-ponytail, and light brown hair.

The other with golden twintails, and a maid uniform.

“What are they doing?”

When I said that, Vera…

“Isn’t his attitude a bit too different from before? He looks really, really delighted, doesn’t he? He’s being even more compliant than when he was dealing with me, isn’t he?”

As Vera looked a little dissatisfied, I offered her a smile as I went to meet up with Novem.

“Weren’t you going shopping today?”

Both Novem and Monica turned around. And both off them looked a little surprised as they looked at me.

Monica explained the events that had led up to now.

“No, we just happened to run into one another here. Normally, I’d never go shopping with the vixen even if it killed me, but… ah, orders are a different story, you know. I, Monica, am resolved to take the initiative and carry out my Chicken Dickwad’s orders no matter how detestable they may be!”

I didn’t care about that part, so I looked at Novem. There, she gave a gentle smile.

“I thought to use this opportunity to get you a new sabre, Lyle-sama. Using nothing but mass-produced ones creates quite an expenditure, and more than that, I have my daily feelings of gratitude to you.”

What a good kid. Shannon should just drink down the grime boiled off the bottom of her nails.

But Novem gave an awkward smile.

“Um, it’s just… Monica-san said that instead of a sabre, we should get you a Katana.”

“A what?”

When I tilted my head, Monica worked herself up.

“Yes! As I thought, a katana suits you! Yamato’s soul! A warrior’s soul! No, was it a samurai’s soul? Well, that stuff doesn’t really matter! I’m sure you’ll love it!”

(Who the hell is Yamato? Samurai? Does she mean knight?)

But I didn’t know of the weapon called a katana. To ask what sort of weapon it was, I turned to old Letarta.

“No, your guess is as good as mine. From her explanation, I get that it’s something like a sabre. But you see… if you ask me to make it, it’s not like I couldn’t but I don’t want to sell something incomplete. Please think that it will take some time. More than that, and I’ll be frank, there’s a problem with it as a weapon.”

Hearing about a problem, Vera spoke.

“What? Is its reach too short? Lyle, go make the gun your main. If you use it as a Magic Tool, you’ll get quite an output.”

And I’m troubled because I can’t do that. But from the Jewel, the Seventh agreed.

『As expected of Vera! That’s right, the gun is the weapon that will change the world! Lyle, choose the gun. The sabre is a relic of the past.』

I’ve been swinging that sabre for years and years, you know…

Old Letarta opened his mouth.

“It’s like a sabre. It’s a weapon that can thrust and cut, but in that case, endurance will be a problem. What’s more, it’s even slimmer than a sabre, she says. To be blunt, even most rare metal will be too fragile for that design. It’ll break much too easily. Unless you have some higher-quality rare metal, I can’t say it could be used as a weapon at all. And this all begs a question of why.”

Hearing that, Monica.

“But you can say the same for a sabre, can you not? Now Chicken Dickhead! Take up a katana! It’s alright! The blade’s a bit different, but it’s pretty much the same as a sabre!”

I didn’t know why talks were going this way, and I looked around somewhat bothered.

But when I looked at Novem, old Letarta…

“And wait, you guys were acquaintances? I guess there really are coincidences like this in life. ‘Kay then, got it. While I’m at it. I’ll take the young lady’s request as well. I’m feeling a bit more motivated.”

On his words, Vera looked surprised.

“… Eh?”

Novem looked at us, and inferred what had happened, before giving her thanks to old Letarta.

“Thank you very much.”

“Oh, don’t mind it! Besides, that whelp’s request was a personal one. He’s no right to complain if I prioritize another one over his.”

Novem had always had a tendency to be liked by demi-humans.

(Is this also the goddess’s… no, the evil god’s grace? Well, whatever.)

I rejoiced over the fact I had managed to secure a craftsman, while Vera…

“… What’s this feeling. I can’t accept it. When even I was no good, he accepted it at once with Novem.”

She looked quite unsatisfied.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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85 Responses to Sevens: Katana

  1. olbid says:

    Thanks!

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  2. goblinrou says:

    What a good kid. Shannon should just drink down the grime boiled off the bottom of her nails.

    Lyle is walking the path of the Dark Hadou of nasty retorts.

    Also obligatory katana appears.

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  3. haruhachama says:

    Thanks for the chapter, Yorai-kun! And Novem is the best waifu~

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  4. Guy dude says:

    Many thanks!

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  5. Broomstone says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

    Before I read this chapter I never even thought that Lyle would end up using a katana. Oh god now that I know I feel stupid, while looking back this development looks obvious.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Hey, you’ve got japanese robo maid. Of course he’s going to use a katana.

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    • nekross says:

      there was a weak foreshadowing that japanese stuff will indefinitely influence the fantasy of this webnovel ever since that time lyle said that line to aria i think it was around like this the moon sure is beautiful tonight saw that there would be katana’s but not exactly that it would be a primary weapon for the main character expecialy since there are reinforced full metal armor enemies

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  6. Yuzuru says:

    yes Vera, pout more.

    Thanks for the TL!

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  7. roro says:

    Sorry vera novem is the best waifu….

    Woohoo im 1st

    Thanks nepu

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  8. so the battle between goddess has started , thx for chapter

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  9. nanosaur says:

    So in the end he’s gonna use a katana, I really should have expected it, but I’m still kinda disappointed.

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    • Kud says:

      Yeah, the katana is kind of lame.

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      • ArKain says:

        And also overused… well, swords in general are overused; we need novels where the main character’s primary weapon is a hammer, spear, or axe or something.

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    • Narf says:

      Yeah, the whole Katana circlejerk is really lame. IDC it’s considered THE japanese weapon, it’s design isn’t very good (no crossguard, no variable reach) and the steel and techniques in no way superior to the ones used in Europe or central Asia. Sadly, popular culture has embedded to many lies into people’s heads, and of course the author is japanese, too.

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    • Well, he never said he will definitely use it as a main weapon though? It’s just like the gun, he have it and have the option to use it as secondary weapon when there’s certain circumstances in fights. His main weapon will still be sabre, but if he can also use katana for assurance.

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    • Nordisk says:

      Well not too long ago we did have a hero that used a shield……. that’s something

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    • Katana is also the type that’s cheap on material, yet required jet-engine level of matenaince. Not a good type of weapon to used in a long run.

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  11. Kags says:

    THANK YOU!😀

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  12. Jerails says:

    Novem is quick to establish the pecking order for who is most reliable waifu in Lyle’s harem!

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  13. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Obvious foreshadowing with that village.

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  14. framee says:

    Zu’u kogaan, thur!!
    Thank you for the chapter!

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  15. No one can turn down number 1 wifu. Feels like the author otaku half as expressed by the existience of monica is reering it head this chp.

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  16. Kortodo says:

    Hmm, isn’t a katana more about the manufacturing technique than just how it looks (thin, long blade)?

    In that case, unless Monica can explain exactly how it’s made, then wouldn’t it be unlikely they’ll produce a “real” katana (though a genius smith like him might “stumble” on the method while experimenting)?

    Then again, I’m sure they’ll manage to get the look right, at least, and with the magical materials used it should be a lot more durable than the “real” deal (which aren’t, IIRC).

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    • nekross says:

      in regards to katana’s youll either succeed in making one or not yes its quality will depend on manufacturing technique but mind you very few make actual usable katana’s in the modern era and generally make prop pieces/display pieces in regards with the magical materials thing id like to remind you if there are fantasy gear materials beside a katana there would be shields and armor made with those sort of materials as well so there could be alot of issues unless he acts in a similar manner with his sabers and aim for gaps of an armored enemy

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      • Siegheart says:

        It’s heavier too, but who cares about all that it still looks cool in tv/movies and anime/mangas

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        • Yoraikun says:

          They’re heavy for their size, but not heavy as swords. A katana is lighter than a cavalry sabre (longer than a normal sabre) but heavier than a normal sabre. Not heavy for a two-handed sword, but the length of a one-handed sword.

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        • Siegheart says:

          It’s still as heavy as a long sword and not at all as light as most people seem to think.

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    • Narf says:

      Nah, the material and technique a katana is made of is nothing special. Other cultures have used comparable techniques and resources to manufacture a multitude of blades for spears, swords, axes and the like. It’s really just bringing it into a katana shape (which is rather crappy compared with many other sword designs, btw), he can use the same processes he’s using for other weapons.

      The katana manufacturing being some kind of special thing is really just a myth brought about by popular culture.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        I think you’re missing the fact the author is pretty much insulting the katana here, and the only one who really wants it is Monica. The smith even almost outright says it’s all negatives, and no positives.

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        • Narf says:

          The only thing negative I’ve seen him point out is that the weapon would be too slim and thus breaks too easily. Which is totally ignoring that Katanas are not slimmer, but often even thicker than comparable European conterparts, which seem to make up the arsenal in this fantasy world. Yes, a Katana is susceptible to blade damage, bending and breaking, so much that it’s a horrible weapon against hard targets, but the problem there isn’t lying in the thickness, but the design.

          IDK if he’s talking about this too when he says the weapon is “incomplete”, or maybe about the lack of a crossguard.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          ‘ And this all begs a question of why’ He has no idea the point of making such a weapon. Monica doesn’t say anything to counter this, implying the only reason she wants him to make a katana is for the sake of having a katana. Also note not a single positive was said about it. Slimmer was meant in breadth.

          About crossguards, katana’s and japanese swordsmen were trained to end the battle in the first few strikes. Their available iron was of a quality so easily chipped, that numerous styles were developed so as never to touch the opponent’s blade. So a crossguard was kinda pointless. There are various accounts from various european countries of its high effectiveness still.

          For example:

          “Their swords cut so well that they can cut a soft paper just by putting it on the edge and by blowing on it.”
          (“Relations of Mme de St Troppez”, October 1615, Bibliothèque Inguimbertine, Carpentras).”
          A French account

          But alas, because of its hype train, it is now being denounced as useless. It was still quite an effective sword. It’s no f*cking magic wand, but it was an effective sword.

          The sword quality varied just as much as you’d expect in all swords, so the criteria to generalize it is vague.

          And of course everyone now believes everything they read on the internet. Now that it’s become a trend to bash it, everyone thinks its useless.

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        • Narf says:

          I’ve never said the Katana is useless, please don’t hyperbole on me now. I’ve said it’s flawed. Also, I still don’t see the “insult” you said there was. I don’t view saying that a product isn’t the best option as an insult, but maybe we simply have different standards there.

          Personally, I’d rather have a crossguard as an option and not need it in 99% of the cases rather than not having one at all. It’s not like it makes the sword any worse. Yes, it changes the balance point a bit and slightly increases the resources needed, but the former can be compensated for and the latter really isn’t all that much.

          It’s funny you’re citing a 17th century source here, because it’s exactly the 17th and 18th century groundless overrating of the katana that has founded those rumours about it being an unmatched sword – and which has never been confirmed by modern research.

          Yes, it is an effective sword. But only with qualifiers: Against only lightly or unarmored targets, that is, and unless it suffers much stress.
          Just because I say that it isn’t the epitome of swordsmithing and nothing special, both in manufacturing and design, doesn’t mean it’s unusable trash. Please don’t put such words in my mouth.

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      • Kortodo says:

        Special doesn’t have to mean good, and I wasn’t implying it either. What I remember of the process comes from a documentary I watched a long time ago (and therefore I probably remember it wrong).

        I recall it was said that the method for making a katana was developed while Japan was being invaded (and were losing), and at the time they didn’t have access to high quality metal (weren’t good at refining it, IIRC), or good enough smiting techniques.

        The method allowed for a blade that could get through the invaders armor, but the blade was still worn out very quickly (even within a single battle, I think). It did however give them the means of fighting back effectively.

        That’s why it ended up being such an important symbol.

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        • Narf says:

          The Katana in is modern form as it had been developed between the 15th and 17th century hasn’t seen much actual battle, not on a large scale. The nihonto (Not to be confused with katana. Nihonto are the overreaching term for all japanese swords manufactured in their style.) used before during the warring era and other, less peaceful times were a bit different and more varied, but the actual Katana was barely used back then. It wasn’t a very good weapon against armor and mostly used as a secondary weapon after losing bow and horse. It never really had to compete against lamellar, chain or plate armor.
          It really only ended up being seen as the symbol or the samurai after Ieyasu declared it such in an edict of his.

          The smithing process wasn’t bad. It’s a good sword vs. lightly or unarmed targets as long as there’s not much wear (as in clashing of swords, hitting of hard surfaces). But the smithing process isn’t anything special – similar techniques like selective hardening or fusing different steels have been known in Europe ever since the 5th century B.C.
          Just to make that clear again: I’m not saying that the manufacturing process is inferior or superior – I’m not rating that one. I’ve been saying that the design is flawed and that the manufacturing isn’t special – thus the dwarf should be able to easily apply his usual techniques to making a katana.

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      • @Narf: You so far have so precious few knowledge of the katana making process, or the way to use it. What make you think you can badmouth it without getting found out by others? Quit it before it turn into a flame war you are guaranteed to get a thrashing.

        You dont like katana and dont know about it. We get it, and so far it’s fine. But go beyond it is not fine.

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      • The most important things people should know about katana is the way it’s made. To summarize in a short sentence, katana making is the height of weapon making regardless of quality materials. As long as you perform that process, even the lack of good iron ore can be overcome. due to that, even today a properly made katana follow old-style method is still horribly HORRIBLY expensive, because of the huge manpower hours pour into each.
        People in the know value katana than western swords because, even if you follow the old style methods, you can not get better sword than katana unless you use better quality ore.

        The reason recent katana got bad rep is because fans are buying cheap imitation swords online, and then blaming its quality on katana being bad instead of, you know, cheap. Any old-style katana usually got price range outside of your budget, starting from 4000 USD and up.
        Also, the way of using katana is different than the way using western swords. It focus on offense much more than defense. The best westen swordfight similar to katana is probabbly epee fencing.

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    • AKA says:

      Most people dont actually know but a normal katana is made from 2 different type of steel. If it was made with 1 type of metal like other swords it would undoubtedly be worthless. The soft steel with high resistance to impact is made as its core and the hard steel is made into its cutting edge.

      Western swords are mostly forged from only hard cast steel but because of their thickness there is no worry of it easily snapping in 2, while weapons like hammers are made from soft steel. The concept of the sharp cutting steel covering the soft inner core is what made katanas stand out to most. Its a thin blade with the ability to function as a proper weapon in battle.

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      • Narf says:

        You’re confusing cheap industrially mass-produced swords (which are the base of western swords being crap) with real western swordsmithing using laminated or even damascus-style steel. Fusing different kinds of steel into one blade has been used in central Asia and Europe, often even for a longer time than in Japan itself. This is not a japanese specialty and does not make katanas superior.

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  17. ashevn says:

    so we back with the symbol of Japanese warrior : Katana ….

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  18. diablo says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  19. abaddonsama says:

    Thanks for the chap~

    So……..we can expect him to go ninja right?
    Kinda like leonardo from TMNT? a pair of katana’s on his back?

    Well that look is actually kinda flashy…..maybe Mr. Lyle will try it out at least once!

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  20. Deal with it says:

    All hail Novem-tan!
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    Deal with it Vera😎

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  21. alu says:

    So the dwarf was not for Lyle’s harem…

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  22. Atamahead027 says:

    Now i am pretty sure that Sevens world is a post apocalyptic one. Or at least monika creator was reincarnated or transported person

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  23. bcahthekill says:

    And why i think main point in this arc is that ‘cave’? Maybe monster will overflooding or that dungeon will guide Lyle party to Okto?

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  24. GM_Rusaku says:

    ………..γ ̄ヽ………Thanks!…………
    …….r’-‘| O |…~……..Nepu!!……..
    ….….’ーゝ_ノ……~…..…∧__∧..…….
    …………| ,|……~…….(´・ω・`)……..
    ……..,,-/ ̄|、…………O旦と )……..
    …….ヽ__シ……….(__(__つ……..

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  25. chendu says:

    thanks yoraikun

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  26. Everybody seems having misunderstanding that Lyle is positively wanting to use a katana. Even when the ancestor and Vera advertised the use of gun as main weapon and scrap his sabre he is quite irritated. There’s also no line from Lyle or any other characters in this chapter that actually wanted or interested with katana (besides Monica who’s obviously an android made by otaku Japanese ancestor)., they even dissed the idea of “unknown type of blade ‘katana'”.

    And also don’t forget that even though Lyle have gun, he used it as secondary weapon, his main weapon is still sabre. Even if Monica managed to create a katana, it doesn’t mean Lyle will switch his main weapon to katana. Though it does open up the option of using katana as secondary weapon just in case his sabre is either broken or not suited for certain battle situation.

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  27. Frabela says:

    Time for glorious dwarven rare metal, folded over 1000 times.

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  28. dbm says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    Shannon should just drink down the grime boiled off the bottom of her nails.

    Lyle sounds so tsundere there. Does that mean Shannon wins? He’s never so tsundere around the others. (Though he’s close with Monica.)

    Suggestions:

    For It it was only the monsters around the village, he could easily take them on. instead If it was only the monsters around the village, he could easily take them on.

    For Burani had worked as an adventurer in Beim, and they was him as a man of valor. instead Burani had worked as an adventurer in Beim, and they saw him as a man of valor.

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  29. Nordisk says:

    Seriously I got a little depressed when I read the title, I thought another ancestor was going away, then I realized that none of them held a Katana so yey!

    So we have guns for 7th, whip sword for 5th, daggers for 4th? and short sword for 6th? Right?

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    • ampzz says:

      Sixth – Fiennes – was a halberd who has already ‘passed’ on.

      The one you are referring to is the Third – Sleigh – with his single-handed short sword.

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  30. thank for the update

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  31. ZaX says:

    Novem power in full effect. Thanks for the chapter

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  32. vedejo says:

    Welp, there goes Novem again charming a dwarf for her Lyle! As expected of the Alpha Bitch!

    Meanwhile, thanks for the chapter!

    P.S. How’s the exams going?
    P.S.S. Wonder if Lyle’s Fighting style will be somewhat varied once the katana is finished?
    P.S.S.S I’m guessing his Jewel weapon be either a Saber or a Katana

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    • ampzz says:

      The Jewel itself selects the character’s weapon manifestation based upon their personalities.

      – All the heads with their varying weaponry.
      – Lyle’s being his (destroyed) sabre that is constantly recreated whenever he fights in there.
      – Novem had her Forxuz staff manifest during that battle royale.
      – Unsure about the rest of them but I’m fairly certain everyone else’s current weapons showed up during that fight as well. So… Monica with her usual over-sized hammer, Eva with her bow (and back-up knife), Miranda with her daggers, Aria with her short spear, and May is her own weapon.

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  33. Aoitenshi says:

    Yorai, how do you usually differentiate between a ‘sword’ and a ‘katana’ when translating?

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    • ampzz says:

      The general term “sword” is written as 剣 (ken) meanwhile katana’s kanji is 刀 (tō) so it’s a rather noticeable difference but with Sevens since it isn’t a pre-existing item name the author has instead referred to them as カタナ which is katana done in katakana syllabary. This is an assumption on my part with regards to the authors actions as it might just be to make the read easier in itself.

      And in case you were wondering, any time that Lyle’s sabres are brought up they are spelt with サーベル (sāberu) so you can get an idea of how much easier it makes singling out the different weaponry types.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      It has Katana written out. In Katakana.

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  34. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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