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5 Benefits of Carbon Steel Swords

5 Benefits of Carbon Steel Swords

zhang 28/02/2022 0
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 steel. However, another common material used to make swords is carbon steel, which contains both steel and carbon.  #1) Strong Blade Firs...
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How the shape and form of Japanese swords evolved

How the shape and form of Japanese swords evolved

zhang 21/02/2022 0
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 achieve more effective weapons. Swords with curved edges are easier to draw and have a better angle of attack than straight-edged swords.Howe...
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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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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 TAMAHAGANE steel?

What is TAMAHAGANE steel?

zhang 07/12/2021 0
 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, one of which is the metal used in its structure.Some of the earliest Japanese swords were made of mild steel. This proves to be better than...
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PRECAUTIONS FOR CARING FOR A KATANA

PRECAUTIONS FOR CARING FOR A KATANA

zhang 02/12/2021 0
 The traditional Japanese katana is one of the most popular swords in the world. It is owned by martial arts practitioners and collectors, has a single-edged curved blade, and is usually made of high carbon steel. However, like other swords, the owner should take certain precautions to maintain the strength and integrity of the katana. Remove it From the Scabbard Regularly Suppose yo...
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About polishing the Japanese samurai sword

About polishing the Japanese samurai sword

zhang 12/11/2021 0
A traditional Japanese sword is not complete because the blade has been forged, the metal has cooled, and the soil has been removed. Polishing is a key step to complete a sword. To learn more about polished Japanese swords and how to make them, please read on. 1) Sharpening expert It is not the swordsmith who polishes the sword. Instead, an expert called togishi is responsible for th...
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