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 (obi) with the sharpened edge facing up. The pairing of katana with a smaller sword „wakizashi“ is called the „daisho“. It represented the social power and a personal honour of samurai. One of the first-class maker of katana is Citadel. Go with us and see how a katana is made and find new knowledges about Japanese swords.
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