This is an article all about the Japanese Sword history through the ages, that takes you to the pre-cutting edge blacksmith technology to the recent styles.
Samurai Armor is a piece of steel armor that covers the samurai’s body. The samurai armor has changed over the centuries in response to different weapon types being introduced to Japan. Ancient armors were relatively light and often constructed in a way that made it easy for the wearer to […]
There were 2 types of firearms that samurai’s in japan became most commonly associated with, these were cannons, and tanegashima (Japanese matchlock). Cannon’s were used to protect castle walls from intruders and served as a means of protection for castles as well as ships. They were transported during military battles, […]
There were 2 types of pole weapons to dominate samurai use in Japan. These were the yari (槍), and the naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀). The yari came in a huge number of varieties, with each having different blade designs and purposes. The shafts also came in different varieties. Although yari were […]
The yumi (弓) was a type of longbow that was used by the samurai for ceremonial, hunting, and sport events, but also extensively during the feudal periods. There were 2 types of yumi. The regular size was called daikyū (大弓), and the shorter sized one was hankyū (半弓). Introduction: What […]
It is obvious to make the connection with samurai and samurai swords, but the evolution of the Japanese sword, and its history is in-depth with many different stages of development before the modern method of making the well-known katana blade. Japanese swords began their introduction into Japan around the Nara period. […]