Katana 刀 (Japanese Sword)
Japanese swords are one of the ancient Japanese weapons.
It is mainly used in Edo period by “samurais”.
Today, about Japanese swords.
Maybe Japanese swords are known through the world.
In the Edo period, the techniques to produce high quality swords are pursued and developed.
Japanese swords were considered to be the soul of the “samurai”.
“Samurais” are wished to use the high quality swords, because it was considered that Japanese swords are the soul of the “samurai”.
There are 2 features considered to western swords.
One is the beautiful tempered patterns in the blades.
And the other is longer hilts than western one and also they have metal piece called “tsuba” that protect the owner’s hands from enemies’ swords.