Fun fact, with proper training, the right amount of pressure and a good sword, the samurai could cut through a variety of materials. These materials included metal armour on the battlefield and even the swords of their opponents. Imagine owning your very own Japanese sword. It is an interesting thought. That is especially so if you already have an existing interest in swords. As a sword enthusiast imagine if you could acquire a sword which is forged in the same way which swords of earlier Samurai were forged. It would be thrilling, wouldn`t it?
But of course, most sword enthusiasts today do not appreciate the sword because of the harm it can do. Instead, the noble air of the sword is a very interesting feature of the sword. This is especially so for the Japanese swords. The firm and exquisite handle and the crystal clear blade upon which the name of the sword is carved. These are features of the sword that add to its aesthetic atmosphere. Swords are a vital part of some cultures. This is especially the case in the Asian world. So if you are intrigued by the Asian culture, then a genuine sword would be a very intriguing concept to you.
That is because today very few original swords are available. The available ones are either securely kept in museums for people all over to view and appreciate their aesthetic air. Few are in the hands of private collectors. If you are opportune to see any of these, then you are most fortunate. However, if you are not, do not be discouraged. You could have the next best thing.
Did you know that masters who made hand-forged swords were referred to as swordsmiths or blacksmiths? These blacksmiths all had their practices and techniques involved in forging of various swords. It would make sense that as so much time has passed, these techniques would be lost in the annals of time. However, that is not the case. A few of these hand forging techniques and practices have been passed down today in the form of “inheritances”.
The hand forging processes used in the creation of these swords are as vital as the swords themselves. This is when speaking as the hand forging processes as part of the samurai culture. So if you have always dreamed of owning your sword crafted by “master swordsmiths” do not give up. Your dream is still very much within the realm of possibility. This is because swordsmiths who still use the ancient sword crafting techniques still exist.
These swordsmiths are capable of crafting swords which can be almost as good as those forged by the ancient swordsmiths. Some of the present-day swordsmiths even produce more durable swords. To top it all up, the hand-forged swords can be personalised or customised. This means that you can have whatever you want to be inscribed on the sword. Not to mention the fact that you would have the honour of naming the hand forged sword.