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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 THE KISSAKI ON JAPANESE SWORDS?

WHAT IS THE KISSAKI ON JAPANESE SWORDS?

zhang 15/12/2021 0
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 what role does it play in the process of creating high-quality Japanese swords? Kisaki explained The kissaki is essentially the tip of a t...
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Mistakes to avoid when buying a sword

Mistakes to avoid when buying a sword

zhang 30/10/2021 0
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) Choose a "decorative" sword If you plan to use your sword—even if it's just for cutting bamboo—you should avoid buying decorative swords. Swor...
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Two types of Japanese saya

Two types of Japanese saya

zhang 24/09/2021 0
Like most swords, traditional Japanese swords are usually stored in saya. When the samurai does not use his sword, he will hide it. This has several purposes, one of which is to protect the sword from damage. If there is no sheath, the sword will be exposed to the natural environment, making it more susceptible to injury. In addition, the sheath protects the samurai from self-injury....
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Question-Will the sword get moldy?

Question-Will the sword get moldy?

zhang 08/09/2021 0
Whether you are a collector or a martial arts lover, maintaining your sword is very important. From katana and wakizashi to tanto and tachi, all swords undergo regular maintenance to maintain the integrity of their appearance and structure. Although most damage is caused by rust, you may be surprised to find that the sword can also get moldy and mildew. What is mold?Molds and mildews...
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The formation of Japanese sword's hamon

The formation of Japanese sword's hamon

zhang 27/07/2021 0
When examining authentic Japanese swords, you may find various lines, shapes, patterns, or geometric figures that extend along the length of the blade, called tempered lines or "hamon", which are a defining characteristic of traditional Japanese swords. From katana and wakizashi to tanto and tachi, countless Japanese swords have Hamon, which is the result of differential heat treatme...
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The origin of Japanese tanto

The origin of Japanese tanto

zhang 16/07/2021 0
A tantō (短刀, "short sword") is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan. The tantō dates to the Heian period, when it was mainly used as a weapon but evolved in design over the years to become more ornate. Tantō were used in traditional martial arts (tantojutsu). The term has seen a resurgence in the West since the 19...
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How to oil your katana?

How to oil your katana?

zhang 05/07/2021 0
Whether you own a katana, tachi, wakazashi, tanto, or any other sword, you need to take care of the blade properly. The sword requires very little maintenance to maintain its appearance and structural integrity. However, an important step in sword maintenance is oiling. By applying oil to the blade of the sword, you can protect it from damage and extend its life.Benefits of oiling th...
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