Originally Posted by gearhead396
Daisho literally means long short. That would be a katana and wakasashi carried together. although unless they were bokins (wooden) you'd probably get arrested. You'd be better off wearing a kimono or keikogi.
Yes and no..! To be contracted by an Emperor or a Warlord Lord would set you
Into a higher social status ,with more social graces and that alone would allow you to be a Samurai , nothing to do with skill level sadly for the arrogance of
Some of the War lords..! They didn't always pick the most skilled warriors .!
The practice of all forms of sword-play were banned except to the elitists so they could never be sure of the best skill levels..! Many times ,their chosen warriors were defeated because of these hidden practitioners., !
With the social graces also came the privilege of publicly displaying the Daisha.!