Knights live in Europe While Samurai live in Japan. Knights live in castles with their lord or baron while Samurai live in their castles that don't look like traditional castles.
The first knights ever were around with the rule of Charlemagne in the late 7th century. In 1066 William The Conqueror unified England and brought knights with him. The knights were used until the Bubonic Plague hit Europe and ended feudalism.
In the early 10th century samurais were led by local chieftains. In the late 1100s samurai are ruled by the shogun. in the late 1800s the ashikaga samurai were removed
In the early 10th century samurais were led by local chieftains. In the late 1100s samurai were ruled by the shogun. In the late 1800s all samurai were removed and being a samurai was bad.
Weapons and armor
Knights wore Chainmail armor as well as full plate armor later on when long and crossbows became super powerful. Their entire body was covered in armor including feet and hands. The armor weighed anywhere from 40 to 60 lbs. Armor was not worn after guns were made because armor thick enough to stop a bullet would be too thick and heavy to wear. The weapons knights used are Catapults, trebuchets, ballista, Battering ram, mangonel, siege tower, Polearm, Battle Axe, Mace, Billhook, Caltrop, Flail, Halberd, Longbow, Bow and Arrow, Crossbow, Pike, Poleaxe, Quarterstaff, Spear and the War hammer.
Samurai armor was small metal scales tied together with leather cords and put onto an armor plate. The helmet was made of 8-12 armored plates. Below it was a 5 piece neck guard. The samurai armor had 4 parts. They did not wear armor on their right arm so they could get their bow and arrow quickly. A bad part is is that that the silk cords absorbed water and got very heavy-Their weapons were the katana the tanto the wakazashi the bow and arrow