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The Nagamaki (長巻?, literally “long wrapping”) 2015 Bujinkan Theme of the year

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Japanese Blade Shapes through the ages chart. >> This is a fascinating chart, especially for a history buff like myself.

Katana. "Sharper than your barbers razor behind a mass of steel rolled and folded to perfection. Makes easy work of a man by a skilled master." WH

A Katana is an ancient, curved, single-bladed weapon commonly used by Japanese samurai, ronin, and ninjas/assassin.

Esquema de las partes de la Katana.

Katana - While Aikido uses bokkens which simulate a katana, Aikido's sister bushido Iaido does use katanas. I found this diagram useful in learning the parts of a katana / bokken.

Ten Ryu –Hand Forged Damascus Steel Katana | True Swords

Hand forged thick damascus steel blade (sharpened) Extreme curve to the blade Great pattern Super sharp hand sharpened blade Silver metal tsuba Rayskin and green cotton wrapped handle Black lacquered wood scabbard with tachi sling and mounts Excell

O-Tanto in beautiful polish, attributed to Jumyo, a nagasa slightly over 32 cm.

O-Tanto in beautiful polish, attributed to Jumyo, a nagasa slightly over 32 cm.

Persian Shamshir Sword     Dated: 18th century  With Laddered Kirk Narduban Wootz Damascus blade  The blade is heavy and deeply curved, the steel of high quality wootz Damascus steel with visible striations or lines along its length, a pattern known as ‘ladder of the Prophet’ or Kirk Narduban.    Laddered wootz blades were highly prized and are scarce collectors pieces. The hilt with grips of black horn, the steel mounts and hand-guard decorated with gold overlay in designs of flowers.

Persian Shamshir Sword Dated: 18th century With Laddered Kirk Narduban Wootz Damascus blade The blade is heavy and deeply curved, the steel of high quality wootz Damascus steel with visible striations or lines along its length, a pattern known as ‘ladder of the Prophet’ or Kirk Narduban. Laddered wootz blades were highly prized and are scarce collectors pieces. The hilt with grips of black horn, the steel mounts and hand-guard decorated with gold overlay in designs of flowers.

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