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Why are some swords double-edged rather than single-edged?

Why are some swords double-edged rather than single-edged?

zhang 26/08/2021 0
Traditional Japanese swords like Katana and Wakisashi are usually forged with a single blade. Of course, the blade refers to the sharp side of the blade. When using katana, Wakisashi, and other traditional Japanese swords, only one side of the blade is sharpened like a razor, while the other side becomes dull and flat. But not all swords are forged...
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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...
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What is the balance point of the sword?

What is the balance point of the sword?

zhang 23/07/2021 0
From traditional Japanese swords (such as katana and Wakizashi) to Korean swords (such as geom and Ssangsudo), all swords have a balance. Usually located a few inches above the sword (from the hilt), it plays an important role in the versatility and overall performance of the sword. Unfortunately, many martial arts practitioners and sword collector...
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How is the bronze sword made?

How is the bronze sword made?

zhang 23/06/2021 0
As we all know, Japanese samurai swords are currently popular swords, and most of them are made of high-carbon steel, but before the invention of high-carbon steel, iron was used to make swords. Before iron was invented, bronze was used for this purpose. Except for the subtle differences in strength and ductility, the manufacturing process of bronz...
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What is Japanese Ninjutsu?

What is Japanese Ninjutsu?

zhang 18/06/2021 0
Ninjutsu, also known as ninpo, is a traditional Japanese method that involves ninjas using unconventional warfare and guerrilla tactics. In feudal Japan, there are two key occupations responsible for protecting and defending the country from invaders: samurai and ninja, the latter specializing in the art of spying, infiltration, and assassination. ...
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How to fix loose saya?

How to fix loose saya?

zhang 13/05/2021 0
A good katana manufacturer will ensure that each sword is firmly placed in its saya. Despite the best efforts, sometimes the sword will loosen in its sheath or over time as it is drawn repeatedly. Correct Gasket filling with silicone grease is the preferred method for fastening katana, wakizashi or tanto in its sheath.You will need: -Wood veneer ed...
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What is Japanese Kodachi?

What is Japanese Kodachi?

zhang 10/05/2021 0
Kodachi (小太刀, こだち) means "short sword" and is a traditional Japanese sword wielded by samurai warriors in the feudal era of Japan. It's characteristic is that it is shorter than a sword body such as a Katana, and thus has the same name as its own. But don't let this fool you into thinking that kodachi is a lackluster weapon. On the contrary, it was...
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Roles and Value of Katana, Wakizashi

Roles and Value of Katana, Wakizashi

zhang 18/07/2018 0
Katana is a generic term for swords forged in the originally developed way in Japan. Japanese samurai swords were worn by warriors of the ruling elite during the middle ages right up to the modern era and acted as much as status symbols as they did weapons.   They often came as a set of two, a katana which is the longer of the pair and was used to ...
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