The Japanese Shirasaya Sword Mounting

The Japanese Shirasaya The Japanese Shirasaya is a special sword mounting that was used by the Samurai to store a blade that is not in use, its elegancy and simplicity made it one of the most sought after Japanese swords collectors are after. What is a Shirasaya? In order to explain what is a Shirasaya, […]

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 […]

Japanese Machine Guns – Japanese Firepower

Japanese Machine Guns – Japanese Firepower Japanese machine guns are known as Kikan Jyu. Japan import Gatling guns from the U.S. in 1867. Gatling guns have multiple barrels that can fire volleys of bullets in rapid succession. They use these guns during the Civil Wars of 1868 and 1872.  Japan also imported Maxim guns in […]