I've been playing C-rpg mod a lot recently. And I've noticed a very strong Anti-Far East mentality, especially towards Japanese gear.
Recently someone posted this
The katana is a niche weapon and in reality would have been superseded by the long sword overnight if the quality of steel was available. The katana has a very low str requirement and very high speed in these respects it is a very good weapon. The long sword has reach and a decent stab it is fair as katana stabs would have bounced of even the poorest metal armour and could have even shattered on impact with plate or if caught in the armour and bent.
The topic was in regards to the Katana in C-rpg mod having ridiculously low pierce damage on it's thrust.
To give you a better idea.
Thrust 21 Pierce
Heavy Bastard sword
Thrust 23 Pierce
Thrust 23 Pierce
Long Spiked club
Thrust 17 Blunt
Thrust 14 Blunt
Thrust 16 Pierce
I think what this guy has posted sounds like a lot of shite personally, especially the whole "shattered on impact" and "bent" part.
He also implies that the Longsword would be able to pierce Plate, whereas the Katana would not, when in actual fact, I would say neither would pierce Plate, as swords are pretty ineffective against armor.
But I'm no expert, so I'm wondering what people's opinion of his post, here are. And also on the stats of the Katana/Nodachi thrust in comparison to the other weapons. I personally think 20 Pierce would be about right, but would probably have to compromise to 19 Pierce with these Xenophobes, for the Katana thrust.
Here is the topic this post is from http://forum.meleegaming.com/suggestions-corner/katana-thrust/