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WAKIZASHI MOMOYAMA, Sword : 16th Century; Steel, iron, gold, lacquer #japanese #japan
Sword Guard (Tsuba), ca. 1615–1868. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Herman A. E. and Paul C. Jaehne, 1943 (43.120.764) #sword
Japanese sword shapes and their history.
Tsuba with design of two carp. Edo period–Meiji era mid to late 19th century (before 1890) Ômori Teruhide (Japanese, 1730–1798)
40" White Dragon SAMURAI NINJA Bushido KATANA Japanese Sword Carbon Steel Blade in Collectibles, Knives, Swords & Blades, Swords | eBay
Tsuba; rounded square; kôgai-hitsu
Hattori Hanzo Samurai Swords
I've always liked swords and knives, but I'm especially fascinated with katana, its history and how it's made.
I know what you're saying. Not another f&%$#g katana. All I can say is go and hold one in your hands. It doesn't even have to be a very good one. Just hold it and if you still don't get it, we have nothing worthwhile in common