This Is What Niku Sharpening Does to Your Sword

Is Niku Sharpening Good? The Niku sharpening is an everlasting topic when it comes to choosing the edge of a sword or knife. Today you’ll finally discover what’s it for and how does it affect your blade. Deciding what’s the best edge for a sword is like deciding how much sugar to put in your […]

Hadori Polishing: What You Need To Know

Hadori Polishing: What You Need To Know Today we’ll talk about what makes hadori polish unique. The katanas and other samurai swords are some of the finest tools of war. Due to their complexity require many hours of work to create. Their complexity, efficiency, and ability to be customized made of them a unique weapon. […]

The Real History of the Ninjas

The True History of the Ninjas Experts have had a bad time when it comes to researching about ninja history. Ninjas, also known as shinobis, have always found themselves in the middle of a fine line. Films and novels have helped romanticize the figure of Japanese shinobi to the point where it becomes difficult to […]

Hamon in Katanas & Other Japanese Swords

Hamon in Katanas & Other Japanese Swords   When it comes to katanas as works of art, the Hamon is one of the main focuses. But to talk about these patterns we first need to take a look at the process that gives rise to it. In feudal Japan, swords were everything. Originally forged with […]

How Much Do You Know About Shuriken?

Shuriken Not much documentation is available concerning Shuriken because it was a secretive art. The skill of throwing employed independent exponents. Its integration with other weapons might have caused some confusion as well. Moreover, instructions by main schools were heavily engrossed into deception. Hence, only information from scrolls, trusted students, and commoners appeared. These commoners […]

Hawatari, the Length of a Sword Blade

The Length of a Sword Blade Sword blades come in different lengths which we call Hawatari. But aside from Hawatari, there are several things to consider when choosing a sword. More so in training and actual fight, the weapon has a lot to say. First in the list is the material composition. A swordsman examines […]

The Battle Suit of the Samurai

Samurai Armor Here we are going to talk about the Samurai battle suit or armor. What was it like? Is it heavy? Why do some helmets have horns? Or did it mean something else? When we think about Samurai history, the Katana sword always comes to mind. Before you’ve seen a movie or two, could […]

The Japanese Martial Art That Uses Bamboo Swords

Kendo Most martial arts originated in Japan, but many of them did not rely on weapons. Meanwhile, there were those that are designed to be done with swords. These ascended from Kenjutsu. Hence, it essentially covered all Japanese sword martial arts. One of these subsets was Kendo. It was different from all the others. Particularly, […]

Is there a difference between Kabukimono and Ronin?

Kabukimono and Ronin What is Kabukimono? What is Ronin? Japanese people are ethnic groups that are native to Japan. They are one of the largest ethnic groups – approximately 129 million people worldwide. Japanese people are divided into different kinds and groups of people. It is also with their various roles and different ways of […]

The Daisho: The Samurai’s Swords

The Daisho Do you know the importance of Daisho? The Samurai wore the Katana as their life swords. That is true. But what most didn’t know is that Samurai don’t just have one sword with them. There would either be two or sometimes three swords. Daisho is the set of swords that these warriors wield. […]