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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..
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..
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.    ..
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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  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 ..
12 Nov About polishing the Japanese samurai sword
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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, ple..
03 Nov Bronze Sword VS Iron Sword VS Steel Sword
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The sword is one of the most iconic weapons in history. It is classified as a long-bladed weapon used for logging and/or thrust, and its history can be traced back to 1600 BC. Although swords are made of many metals, the most common ones include bro..
30 Oct Mistakes to avoid when buying a sword
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Whether you are a collector or a martial arts lover, whether you want to buy a katana, wakizashi or tanto, buying a new sword is a big decision. To help you find the sword that best suits your needs, you should avoid the following mistakes.   1) ..
11 Oct How to display the katana correctly?
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  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 fe..
18 Sep The history of Japanese Tameshigiri
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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 Japane..
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