How to select the perfect samurai sword?
If you own a samurai sword it is better to have some knowledge about it so that when someone asks you about the sword you can actually tell them the history and tit bit facts of this sword. If this sword is placed in your living room there is no way that it can go unnoticed. Your guests will definitely get curious about it and ask a few questions. So, it is never going to hurt to know what the sword is all about.
The history of samurai sword
As everyone knows, the samurais were the warrior class of Japan and they bore the responsibility of protecting the land. They were respected by all and were never seen without their sword. This is why their sword is called the samurai sword.
They could not unsheathe their sword in front of common people just for the display purpose. If at all they were asked to show the sword by the higher official they would just pull it out by a few inches.
The perfect samurai sword
In its initial days the sword was not that perfect in its form and shape but with the advances in sword making the Japanese made different samurai swords and the one that excels in all aspects is known by the name of katana.
This sword has amazing hardness and edge that can even fail a razor. This hardness is achieved by a lot of hard work by the craftsmen that keep hammering the hot iron again and again till it becomes so hard that it can withstand any kind of blow.The polishing of the sword was done with twelve different materials to gain that shine and finish.
The samurai’s legend is here to stay whether in the form of the swords that are used for training in martial arts or in the form of swords that are used for decoration alone.