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Hamon (from Japanese, literally "blade pattern") is a visual effect created on the blade by the hardening process. The hamon is the outline of the hardened zone (yakiba) which contains the cutting edge (ha). Blades made in this manner are known as differentially hardened. This difference in hardeness results from clay being applied on the blade prior the cooling process (quenching).


Hi JapanLovers! Today’s かっこいい lesson is about the nihontō (Japanese swords, or literally, blades). (ノ≧∀≦)ノ This illustration show the different types of nihontō, and the basic parts of a handle, or tsuka. (We tried to be as simple and asbasic as...


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


Double steel triple turned hand carved steel and titanium Katana by Horimoto Kyiadi - cost 50,000 USD - one day this will sit nicely in a display case in my sword room :)