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How to fix loose saya?

How to fix loose saya?

zhang 13/05/2021 0
A good katana manufacturer will ensure that each sword is firmly placed in its saya. Despite the best efforts, sometimes the sword will loosen in its sheath or over time as it is drawn repeatedly. Correct Gasket filling with silicone grease is the preferred method for fastening katana, wakizashi or tanto in its sheath.You will need: -Wood veneer ed...
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What is Japanese Kodachi?

What is Japanese Kodachi?

zhang 10/05/2021 0
Kodachi (小太刀, こだち) means "short sword" and is a traditional Japanese sword wielded by samurai warriors in the feudal era of Japan. It's characteristic is that it is shorter than a sword body such as a Katana, and thus has the same name as its own. But don't let this fool you into thinking that kodachi is a lackluster weapon. On the contrary, it was...
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What are the Benefits of the Carbon Steel Sword?

What are the Benefits of the Carbon Steel Sword?

zhang 06/05/2021 0
The performance and quality of the katana will definitely be affected by its construction materials. Over the years, the best swords have been made of many different materials, including steel, iron, and bronze. One of the newest materials is carbon steel, which is a combination of carbon and steel. Carbon steel consists of three types: low, medium...
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The quenching process in forging swords

The quenching process in forging swords

zhang 28/04/2021 0
Heat treatment is one of the important processes in the manufacture of swords, Whether it is a Japanese sword or a Chinese sword, and it is the soul of the performance of the sword. Heat treatment does not change the shape of the sword itself and the overall chemical composition, but by changing the internal microstructure, or changing the chemical...
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The standard of a good sword is not about hardness

The standard of a good sword is not about hardness

zhang 23/04/2021 0
The earliest weapons of mankind evolved from stone tools to the Bronze Age. At first, bronze wares were made by casting. Therefore, Chinese people called swords as cast swords. However, after entering the Iron Age, most of the steel casting structures are very brittle. , It is not suitable to bear the impact force, and must be forged and heat treat...
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How to choose a Japanese sword that suits you?

How to choose a Japanese sword that suits you?

zhang 19/04/2021 0
In the Edo period, there were so-called inscriptions on the property in the order of sharpness. But it is important to know that as long as the blade is made through the folding and forging process, whether it is the top or the middle or the bottom, the taste is actually not as different as imagined, and the difference will not be too great.In his ...
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Four famous swords that really exist in Chinese history

Four famous swords that really exist in Chinese history

zhang 14/04/2021 0
The history and culture contained in China for five thousand years have a long history. Whether it is spiritual culture or material culture, it is the cultural crystallization of the cohesion of human beings in the past. As time goes by, occasionally history will be exaggerated, such as weapons-swords. Its existence is somewhat fictional and some r...
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Miao Dao's knowledge and training methods

Miao Dao's knowledge and training methods

zhang 09/04/2021 0
The miaodao saber, also known as "long saber" in ancient times, gets its name from the slender shape of a seedling. It is a precious cultural legacy of China. Miaodao can be used both as a blade and a spear; with one or both hands. In actual combats, the weapon is mainly aimed at opponent's upper body, like the head, shoulders, arms or chest. The M...
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