Articles: Katana

Samurai Armour: What Did It Look Like?
Samurai Armour: What Did It Look Like?
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The legendary Japanese Samurai are known far beyond Japan. Their courageous behaviour and code of honour have become the main theme of many films and stories. While the Samurai are talked about a lot, we don't hear much about their armour, that…

The Mysterious Samurai Sword:  Why Is Katana Still So Popular?
The Mysterious Samurai Sword: Why Is Katana Still So Popular?
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No other Japanese weapon has left such a distinctive mark on our history and culture as the katana. These samurai swords have captivated countless generations and continue to amaze people around the world today. The reason might be their…
Ninjas - From Stealthy Secret Agents to Dangerous Warriors
Ninjas - From Stealthy Secret Agents to Dangerous Warriors
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Legendary warriors from Japan who were able to “disappear” before your eyes. Ninjas have become an integral part of Japanese history and culture. Their skills continue to fascinate people all over the world today! Do you know what they could do?…
Cold Steel - Knives for Chefs, Cooks or Warriors!
Cold Steel - Knives for Chefs, Cooks or Warriors!
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Cold Steel is an American retailer of knives and bladed tools. Their sharp blades are popular with chefs, but also by lovers of historical battles and LARPs. The company has registered a number of innovations and patents. We've explored the features…
How to Choose a Samurai Sword (Katana)
How to Choose a Samurai Sword (Katana)
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So, you're looking for a samurai sword. Don't worry, it doesn’t take a samurai to pick the right one. Some swords can be used for sword collections, other swords for practicing fighting techniques, and other swords only as decoration. This unique…
The Samurai Never Attacked First, the Honour Was What Mattered to Them
The Samurai Never Attacked First, the Honour Was What Mattered to Them
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We can’t imagine action films without elite agents who, on account of their special training, can neutralise the enemy and therefore ensure the mission’s complete success. Most people assume that special forces have been a matter in more recent…
What Is the Secret Behind Supernatural Ninja Powers? Agility and Years of Training
What Is the Secret Behind Supernatural Ninja Powers? Agility and Years of Training
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A gasp for breath cuts through the silence. Everybody in the room shivers with fear. There is no turning back, nowhere to hide. Chances to defend yourself? Absolutely none. You will not even have time to say your final prayer. Invisible killers in…
Katana swords made by Citadel
Katana swords made by Citadel
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The Japanese sword with a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands is called katana. It was used from 15th century by the samurais. They wore katana thrust through a belt-like sash …