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How the japanese ōdachi was used?

How the japanese ōdachi was used?

zhang 19/10/2021 0
ōdachi, also known as nodachi, is a traditional Japanese sword invented during the feudal period of Japan. It has a curved single-edged blade-similar to the blade of a katana. However, its average length is 35.8 inches (90.9 cm), but it is much longer than the katana. Most importantly, ōdachi is a multifunctional sword with many different uses.  Wa...
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What is the difference between Dao VS Jian

What is the difference between Dao VS Jian

zhang 15/10/2021 0
Traditional Chinese swords are divided into Jian and Dao. Jian first appeared in the 13th century BC, while Dao appeared in the Song Dynasty of China (960-1279). Both types of swords have played a key role in the country's history, providing fighters with the weapons needed to defend the land from invading forces. But although there are some common...
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How to display the katana correctly?

How to display the katana correctly?

zhang 11/10/2021 0
 No matter how active you are in martial arts, your katana will probably spend most of your time on display-it doesn't matter. A high-quality katana serves as the focal point, sparking a conversation with anyone who sees it. However, there are a few things you should know about the display of katana. katanakakeThere are dozens of different display ...
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SHAKUDŌ-a brilliant Japanese metal

SHAKUDŌ-a brilliant Japanese metal

zhang 28/09/2021 0
You may encounter a special type of metal called shakudō. It has a light brass or bronze color and has become a popular metal used by Japanese jewelry craftsmen. However, before being used in jewelry, Shakudō was used to make high-quality traditional Japanese swords. What is Shakudō?As shown in the picture above, shakudō is a unique metal, similar ...
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Two types of Japanese saya

Two types of Japanese saya

zhang 24/09/2021 0
Like most swords, traditional Japanese swords are usually stored in saya. When the samurai does not use his sword, he will hide it. This has several purposes, one of which is to protect the sword from damage. If there is no sheath, the sword will be exposed to the natural environment, making it more susceptible to injury. In addition, the sheath pr...
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The history of Japanese Tameshigiri

The history of Japanese Tameshigiri

zhang 18/09/2021 0
The history of sword making in Japan can be traced back to the ancient times of Japan. It paved the way for some of the most prolific swords in the world, including katana. Without Japanese swordsmanship, Japanese katana and other high-quality Japanese swords might not have been invented. But Japan also pioneered the art of swordsmanship, and one o...
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How the japanese sword was sharpened?

How the japanese sword was sharpened?

zhang 15/09/2021 0
The Japanese sword is arguably the most famous sword in the world. With its curved single-edged blade, it has become synonymous with high-quality swords. In feudal Japan, the katana was the weapon of choice for the samurai, and the law required the samurai to carry the sword. Of course, the sharpness of the sword largely affects the effectiveness o...
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What is Iaido?

What is Iaido?

zhang 11/09/2021 0
iaitō remains one of the most popular and widely used training swords in Japanese martial arts. It is used in almost all traditional martial arts of swordsmanship style, proving its popularity. Although iaitō has a metal blade, it is still considered a practice sword due to its blunt and blunt edges. So, how did this traditional Japanese sword prac...
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