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What is Bo-Hi on Japanese Sword?

Published: 09/04/2021 Comments 1
What is Bo-Hi on Japanese Sword?

A Bo-Hi (also known as a 'bohi', 'hi', 'fuller' or 'blood groove') is the groove on the blade located just under the spine.

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What should you know before buying a real katana sword?

Published: 31/03/2021 Comments 0
What should you know before buying a real katana sword?

You should know some knowledge of katana before deciding to buy a real katana. Please remember using, storing, maintaining the samurai sword in the right way.

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How to remove the handle from a katana?

Published: 13/08/2020 Comments 0
How to remove the handle from a katana?

Once the mekugi (two bamboo pegs) have been removed, the tsuka (handle) is ready to be taken off.

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What is UNOKUBI-ZUKURI blade shape?

Published: 11/08/2020 Comments 0
What is UNOKUBI-ZUKURI blade shape?

The Unokubi-Zukuri Katana provides excellent balance in a strong cutting blade.

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What is SHINOGI-ZUKURI(しのぎづくり) blade shape?

Published: 11/08/2020 Comments 0
What is SHINOGI-ZUKURI(しのぎづくり) blade shape?

Shinogi zukuri is the most common blade shape for Japanese katana swords that provides both speed and cutting power.

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What is the Kissaki

Published: 05/08/2020 Comments 0
What is the Kissaki

Whether it's a katana, wakizashi, tanto, tachi or kodachi, all traditional Japanese swords feature a kissaki.

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How bladesmiths made a Japanese katana's curved blade?

Published: 03/08/2020 Comments 0
How bladesmiths made a Japanese katana's curved blade?

Differential heat treatment involves heating and then cooling different parts of a blade at different rates. As one side cools more quickly than the other, differential heat treatment changes the physical properties of those two sides, forcing the blade to curve.

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Avoid 5 mistakes of samurai sword maintenance

Published: 03/08/2020 Comments 1
Avoid 5 mistakes of samurai sword maintenance

Like all swords, though, the katana requires some basic care and maintenance to preserve its original qualities. But you'll want to avoid making the five following mistakes when maintaining your katana.

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What's the difference between katana and tachi?

Published: 31/07/2020 Comments 0
What's the difference between katana and tachi?

The Katana and Tachi are two of the most recognizable Japanese swords. During Japan Feudal period, they were used extensively by samurai warriors. Both the katana and tachi share some striking similarities, including a single edge with a curved blade and tsuba (guard).

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