[MA-SOC] "Baka Hammers"?

Serdar Yegulalp serdar at genjipress.com
Tue Dec 15 17:45:30 EST 2009

I'd bet there's a more than casual relationship. I remember reading 
about the various feudal war implements (including said hammers) a ways 
back, but didn't make a conscious connection between those and the anime 
trope you described until you mentioned it. It makes sense :D
> 	Last week, I learn something new about giant hammers in
> Japanese History, which made me think about something in Anime.
> 	In Feudal warfare in Japan there are these gigantic
> hammers with huge oversized heads, which are used to smash and
> breach doors, gates and/or like barriers, much like the way
> sledge-hammers and hand battering rams are used, today, to
> break-through similar obstacles.
> 	I am certain that one could seriously, if not fatally,
> mess someone up, by hitting them on the head with such a hammer.
> 	Anyone, want to speculate on how these hammers are
> related to "Baka Hammers" in Anime?

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