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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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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 with a single edge. Some 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 result of differential heat treatme...
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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 collectors ignore the balance when buying new...
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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 bronze swords is different from that of i...
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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. The term "ninjutsu" refers to these ...
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