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With all the new swordsman weapons making their debut, I think they should have to use their English term as their names. All other tools use their English translation, why do the swords have their own exception (excluding the Decap. Carving Knife) ? And if your argument is that "that's what most people know them by" and "it would cause confusion", then what about the other tools. And if your argument is "they're proper nouns", what about Jiraiya's Book ? ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 05:31, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Anyone have any opinions at all...? ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 23:46, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
Hiramekarei has no English equivalent. I would look awkward to have all English names and then this in the middle. For a similar reason, the elemental combination kekkei genkai use the English name, so they don't clash with the basic natures, which are translated to English. I think that the seven swords should use the Japanese names. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:52, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Omnibender.--Deva 27 (talk) 23:54, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
If that's the way it will be, fine. But going on your idea of awkwardness, the Decapitating Carving knife should be changed to its Japanese equivalent. ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 00:01, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
And this topic has been brought up in other places, bringing up that specific idea. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:03, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
I personally prefer the English names with these, with the possible exception of Samehada. Does Hiramekarei actually have no English equivalent, or is it a case of an [accurate] English equivalent never being added to the article? ~SnapperTo 00:32, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
My stance: I figured the Japanese names for the swords were the proper names, you know like Itachi (i think) means weasel or some such but obviously his name is Itachi. /shrug--TheUltimate3 ~Aspect of Wiki ~ 00:57, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
I agree with giving the swords their Japanese titles. I assumed they were their proper names in the first place as well. Besides it'll sound way better than when they're translated.--Cerez365 (talk) 01:03, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
So does anyone have a problem with renaming the Decapitating Carving Knife, since it's a proper noun? ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 01:46, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Did you wait for anyone to actually give a response to this final question?--TheUltimate3 ~Aspect of Wiki ~ 05:32, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Yes and no, I asked the question, then I went somewhere for a while and didn't check on it. But since the name has already been changed, I don't see that it matters anymore. ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 06:14, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

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