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Japanese Swords Reference

Major Parts of Japanese Swords – A Visual Reference From: https://www.swordsofnorthshire.com/swords-of-northshire-blog/sword-anatomy:-parts-of-a-katana-blog A katana was one of two swords that Samurai wore in feudal Japan and was a very important part of their training, lifestyle, and beliefs. Because these weapons had such important significance, their construction and forging required the utmost care. Besides the type of steel and the actual forging method, it is critical for any master smith and student of the sword to understand the parts of a katana and the sword’s anatomy. […]