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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..
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..
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.    ..
27 Nov WHAT IS THE JAPANESE BOKKEN?
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  Japan has played an important role in the practice of swordsmiths in the world. Since the feudal era of the region, the swordsmiths here have created a variety of high-quality swords and blade weapons. Although most people are familiar with kata..
23 Nov Some things you don’t know about traditional Japanese swords
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Japan has a long history of swordsmanship, which can be traced back several centuries. During the period of feudal rule, swordsmanship gradually improved, and swords became stronger and stronger. Today, Japan is considered a leader in the manufacture..
16 Nov The difference between koshirae and shirasaya
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  It is not uncommon for samurai to carry their swords and store them in a special enclosure accessory. For example, they usually don't use obi (obi) to wear a katana with a living blade directly on their waist. Instead, they put the katana on an ..
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..
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) ..
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