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28 Feb 5 Benefits of Carbon Steel Swords
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The material from which a sword is made plays an important role in its quality and performance. In addition to stone, some of the world's first swords were made of bronze. Shortly thereafter, swordsmiths began making blades out of iron, followed by s..
21 Feb How the shape and form of Japanese swords evolved
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The katana is one of the most popular and recognized swords in the world. Regardless of your expertise in historical swords, you probably know that it has a curved blade. In feudal Japan, swordsmiths created various swords with curved blades to ach..
15 Feb The difference between Korean swords and Japanese swords
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Few regions have had as much influence on the centuries-old craftsmanship of swords as Japan and Korea. Whether you practice swordsmanship in martial arts, or if you're a collector who appreciates quality blades, you'll see similar elements in both..
19 Jan Double-edged katana
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  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..
12 Jan Different types of japanese koshirae
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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..
06 Jan 4 types of Chinese curved sword (Scimitar)
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  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.   Ho..
31 Dec What is the difference between KATANA and UCHIGATANA?
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  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, includ..
25 Dec Japanese sword introduction--Japanese Saber Sword
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  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, weapon..
20 Dec Overview of scabbard and its working principle
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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.    ..
15 Dec WHAT IS THE KISSAKI ON JAPANESE SWORDS?
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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 wh..
11 Dec HISTORY AND ORIGINS OF THE BRONZE SWORD
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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 ..
07 Dec What is TAMAHAGANE steel?
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  Traditional Japanese swords are highly regarded for their excellent craftsmanship and quality. Many modern swordsman collectors and martial arts experts consider them to be the best swords in the world. There are many reasons for this situation,..
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