Overview of the Japanese Samurai Throughout History: Principles, Weapons, Battles and Aftermath

Overview of the Japanese Samurai The Japanese Samurai, members of the country’s most powerful and prominent military caste, were originally provincial warriors. This was before they rose to power during the 12th century. It was also the beginning of the country’s first military dictatorship, the Shogunate. As servants under the Daimyo, these warriors backed up […]

Japan’s Greatest Naval Battle: Dan-no-Ura

Japan’s Greatest Naval Battle The Dan no Ura is the continuation of the Taira and Minamoto clans series of battles that starts at Ichi-no-Tani. It comprises the grand Genpei War of the rich Japanese history. It has been weeks after Yoshitsune came back to Kyoto. This was after Taira was defeated at Ichi-no-Tani and fled […]

Nodachi Sword – The Great Battlefield Sword History

The Great Battlefield Sword – The Japanese Nodachi In history, the samurai warriors fought on the battlefield wielding different types of deadly swords. The most famous one was the katana, yet there were other notable blades that were used. One of these was the nodachi which was known as a field sword. The Nodachi was […]

Where to Buy Samurai Swords Using Bitcoin

Where to Buy Samurai Swords Using Bitcoin If you are a serious sword collector and are wondering where to buy Katana using Bitcoin we at Katanasforsale.com gives you the chance of buying swords using BTC and other crypto currencies. In case you are not familiar with it, Bitcoin and other similar forms of virtual currencies […]

Iaido – The Japanese Martial Art

What is Iaido? and Which type of sword should you use? Iaido is a martial art that involves the use of Japanese long sword: the Katana. The goal is to perform with a smooth and efficient motion as possible. When it comes to Iaido sword there are several contenders for this from Iaito to Shinken. […]

Japanese Bows- Martial Art of Archery

Japanese Bows- Martial Art of Archery Yumi is the Japanese term use for traditional asymmetrical Japanese bows. There are different kinds of bows and each of these has a specific purpose. Shorter bows were used to practice Kyudo and Kyujutsu or Japanese archery. This was an important weapon used by Samurai warriors during feudal Japan. […]

Japanese Bayonet

Japanese Bayonet History Bayonets are derived from the French word Baionette which means a knife or sword shape weapon. This weapon also doubles up as a spear. The Japanese, German and Italian armies all have their separate interpretations of bayonets. However, one thing is common and that is that each of their versions have a […]

Japanese Arrows – Arrowhead Pride

Japanese Arrows – Arrowhead Pride Japanese Arrows are better known simply as Ya. These are arrows used in Kyudo or Japanese archery. These are the same Japanese arrowheads used by Samurai during Feudal Japan. Japanese arrows are a few meters longer than its Western counterpart. This is because Japanese bows are drawn in greater length […]