The Making of a Samurai Sword?

Answer The traditional process for making an authentic Japanese nihonto or katana, the iconic curved sword of the medieval Samurai warrior, begins with the extraction of iron ore from the magnetite-rich i... Read More »

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What is a Samurai Sword?

A samurai sword is a sword of the type commonly carried by samurai, Japanese warriors who thrived through the 1800s, when Japan was opened to trade with the West and the Japanese system of governme... Read More »

Samurai Sword Fighting Lessons?

Samurai sword, or katana, fighting lessons can be divided up into three main schools of martial arts. They are kenjutsu, kendo and iaido. These three forms of are the three fundamental styles of ka... Read More »

How to Know if You Have an Authentic Japanese Samurai Sword?

When determining whether a Japanese sword is authentic, a buyer must first decide which of the two definitions of authentic he desires. The most stringent determining factor of Japanese sword authe... Read More »

How to Wrap a Samurai Sword Handle?

Tsukamaki is the traditional art of wrapping the grips of Japanese swords. These wraps can be basic or very intricate, but the basic form of the wrap is easily recognised and contributes substantia... Read More »