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The formation of Japanese sword's hamon

The formation of Japanese sword's hamon

zhang 27/07/2021 0
When examining authentic Japanese swords, you may find various lines, shapes, patterns, or geometric figures that extend along the length of the blade, called tempered lines or "hamon", which are a defining characteristic of traditional Japanese swords. From katana and wakizashi to tanto and tachi, countless Japanese swords have Hamon, which is the...
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What is the balance point of the sword?

What is the balance point of the sword?

zhang 23/07/2021 0
From traditional Japanese swords (such as katana and Wakizashi) to Korean swords (such as geom and Ssangsudo), all swords have a balance. Usually located a few inches above the sword (from the hilt), it plays an important role in the versatility and overall performance of the sword. Unfortunately, many martial arts practitioners and sword collector...
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The important role of Habaki

The important role of Habaki

zhang 20/07/2021 0
If you look at examples of traditional Japanese swords, you may notice that many of them have a ring at the bottom, which is a relatively small component, usually only 1 or 2 inches high, while completely enclosing the blade itself. When many people saw this piece of metal for the first time, they thought it was just an ornament. In feudal Japan, s...
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The origin of Japanese tanto

The origin of Japanese tanto

zhang 16/07/2021 0
A tantō (短刀, "short sword") is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. The tantō dates to the Heian period, when it was mainly used as a weapon but evolved in design over the years to become more ornate. Tantō were used in traditional martial arts (tantojutsu). The term has seen a...
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Benefits of differential heat treatment of Japanese swords

Benefits of differential heat treatment of Japanese swords

zhang 13/07/2021 0
A distinctive feature of traditional Japanese swords is the use of differential heat treatment. During the feudal period in the area, swordsmiths discovered that applying clay to the spine before quenching the entire blade with water or oil would produce some unique features. Known as differential heat treatment, it cools the spine more slowly than...
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Heat treatment method of japanese sword

Heat treatment method of japanese sword

zhang 09/07/2021 0
Heat treatment is an important step in the process of forging japanese sword. It is used to strengthen the blade and increase its Vickers hardness level.In order to better understand the importance of heat treatment in the making of japanese swords, you need to understand the composition of steel. Steel is essentially a combination of iron and carb...
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How to oil your katana?

How to oil your katana?

zhang 05/07/2021 0
Whether you own a katana, tachi, wakazashi, tanto, or any other sword, you need to take care of the blade properly. The sword requires very little maintenance to maintain its appearance and structural integrity. However, an important step in sword maintenance is oiling. By applying oil to the blade of the sword, you can protect it from damage and e...
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what is the chinese dao sword?

what is the chinese dao sword?

zhang 25/06/2021 0
Dao is a traditional Chinese sword, usually used as a machete. Together with the rod, the Qiang, and the sword, it is one of the four traditional weapons of China. To learn more about Tao and its characteristics, please continue reading. Tao is a traditional Chinese sword that originated in the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC to 1122 BC) in the country. It ...
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