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Double-edged katana

Double-edged katana

zhang 19/01/2022 0
 Traditionally, most true katana produced in feudal Japan had a single curved edge and square guard. It was the weapon of choice for the samurai of the era, many of whom carried the katana wherever they went. But Japanese swordsmiths made several different katana swords there, including the double-edged katana. What is a double-edged katana? Like all double-edged swords, the double-e...
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Different types of japanese koshirae

Different types of japanese koshirae

zhang 12/01/2022 0
In addition to being prized for their superior quality, traditional Japanese swords were often revered for their ornate decorations, including those on the koshirae. Koshirae is somewhat of a catch-all term that covers all ornate mountings in which a sword is carried and stored. Not to be confused with shirasaya -- an undecorated wooden mount -- koshirae emphasized aesthetics to crea...
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4 types of Chinese curved sword (Scimitar)

4 types of Chinese curved sword (Scimitar)

zhang 06/01/2022 0
 The characteristic of traditional Chinese swords is that the blade is either straight or slightly curved. Some of the first swords in the region were characterized by straight blades. However, over time, they developed into curved blades. However, the Mongolian invasion of the Chinese introduced the saber into this country, and its blade arc is more prominent. This prompted China to...
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What is the difference between KATANA and UCHIGATANA?

What is the difference between KATANA and UCHIGATANA?

zhang 31/12/2021 0
 Katana and uchigatana are two of the most popular and well-known traditional Japanese swords. They originated in the feudal period of the area and were carried and used by warriors. Both the katana and the uchigatana have similar designs, including curved blades, but there are some obvious differences between the two swords that should not be ignored. So, what is the difference betw...
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Japanese sword introduction--Japanese Saber Sword

Japanese sword introduction--Japanese Saber Sword

zhang 25/12/2021 0
 Saber is a type of traditional Japanese swords, which began in 1868 and was produced for military use after the samurai era. For this island country, this is a critical period, because its historical culture that emphasizes samurai armor, weapons, and ideology has gradually matured in favor of Western influence culture.In the countless changes that have taken place in Japanese cultu...
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Overview of scabbard and its working principle

Overview of scabbard and its working principle

zhang 20/12/2021 0
The sword is rarely worn directly on a person's body. Usually, they are placed in a long sheath, and then the sheath is worn on the waist or back of a person. This accessory, called the scabbard (saya), proved to be crucial for several reasons.  Protects Against Self-Injury One of the reasons for putting the sword in the sheath is to prevent self-injury. Even after returning to feuda...
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WHAT IS THE KISSAKI ON JAPANESE SWORDS?

WHAT IS THE KISSAKI ON JAPANESE SWORDS?

zhang 15/12/2021 0
Whether it is Katana, Wakisashi, Tanto, Tachi or Kodachi, all traditional Japanese swords come with a kissaki. However, unless you are familiar with these swords, this may be the first time you hear the word "kissaki". So, what is a kiss knife and what role does it play in the process of creating high-quality Japanese swords? Kisaki explained The kissaki is essentially the tip of a t...
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HISTORY AND ORIGINS OF THE BRONZE SWORD

HISTORY AND ORIGINS OF THE BRONZE SWORD

zhang 11/12/2021 0
Bronze was used to forge these bladed weapons long before the steel sword was invented. For centuries, bronze was actually the only metal used for forging swords and other bladed weapons. It was not until the advent of iron that swordsmiths began to forge steel swords. In this article, we will understand the history and origin of the bronze sword, reveal the time and place of its inv...
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