bushido

Bushido

The Bushido code is a set of ethical principles that were followed by the samurai warriors of ancient Japan. The code includes values such as honor, loyalty, and courage.
most expensive katana

Most expensive katana

What is the most expensive katana? Discover everything you need to know about this legendary Japanese sword.
katana parts

Katana parts

The katana is a very complex weapon, and there are many different parts that make up the whole. Here is the ultimate guide of the katana.
katana same

Samegawa

Samegawa, also called "Same" or "Samehada" is the Japanese word for "shark skin". It is a popular material used in making katana handle
ha

Ha katana

The "Ha" is the cutting edge. Due to differential hardening, this portion of the blade will be substantially stiffer and harder than the remainder of the blade.
yokote katana

Yokote

The Yokote is the point line which make the transition between the body of the blade and the kissaki or tip section.
nakago

Nakago

A nakago is the part of the katana blade that extends into the handle. It is the section of the katana tang that protrudes from the base of the handle.
kashira

Kashira

The kashira is a small, round pommel that sits at the end of the handle and helps to balance the sword.
menuki

Menuki

Menuki are small, decorative ornaments that were traditionally used to adorn the hilts of Japanese swords.

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