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Promoted item:Japanese Samurai Sword KATANA 1060High Carbon Steel Full Tang Blade Can Cut Tree

Japanese Samurai Sword KATANA 1060High Carbon Steel Full Tang Blade Can Cut Tree

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About Japanese Swords

According to legend, more than 4,000 years ago a sword smith and his son were given the task of designing a sword that could not be broken during battle. With inspiration granted by the Shinto gods, the two men came up with a long and slightly curved sword with a single blade. The katana sword would later develop from this creation. Katana swords were originally designed to be used by foot soldiers, as opposed to the tachi swords used by horseback warriors. Their form, size, and weight were considered ideal for man-to-man combat, and they were traditionally used by the samurai. Japanese swords have beautiful styling, resistant steel blades, and artfully handcrafted grips and sheaths with inlaid metals and stones. They are very popular items in sword and weapon collections. A katana sword was usually carried by a warrior in conjunction with a shorter blade, which could be the wakizashi or the tanto. Both social power and personal honor were granted to the samurai who carried this powerful pair of swords, also known as a daisho. Each of these Japanese swords had a specific purpose in combat--while the katana was meant for cutting, the wakizashi and the tanto were stabbing weapons, essential, among other things, for committing the ritual seppuku suicide.Personal honor was the highest value for a samurai, and it was closely tied to social power. The ritual seppuku suicide (known more familiarly as hara-kiri) was instituted among samurai as a means to preserve that honor at all costs. Many documented cases of suicides performed with Japanese swords served as a base for plays, books, paintings, and illustrations. Perhaps one of the events which led the attention of Western observers to Japanese swords and their associated code of honor was the seppuku committed publicly by writer Yukio Mishima in 1970.