What’s the features of Japanese sword?
We will show you some example that Japanese sword has many unique features that are
very different from the other countries swords since Japanese one has been improving
in the long history.
1, good sharpness
It is the most unique thing of Japanese sword that “very sharp”. Check out this video.
In this video, they are comparing which sword is sharper between Japanese one and
western one, then it shows that Japanese one is definitely sharper.
Instead the western swords are focused on crushing enemies, Japanese swords
have been innovated to focus on cutting enemies.
2, no break, no bend but sharp
The sharpness is not only the feature. To symbolize Japanese sword, there is saying
“no beak, no bend but sharp”.
Why does Japanese sword have this kind of feature?
Here is the reason that Japanese swords look like made by one stick of iron, but the fact
is that it has iron with high rate of carbon inside of another kind of iron with low rate
They could make sharp and strong swords with this skill.
3, bay sword
Almost all Japanese sword is called “wantou (bay sword)”
It used to be popular to make straight sword around 5th century when Japanese started to
make swords, then bay swords were getting popular to make from the middle of Heian era (A.D.800).
It is because that bay swords are sharper plus absorb impact when they cut.
4, beautiful pattern
Japanese sword face has beautiful pattern. Any other sword doesn’t have this feature.
There are variety patterns like perfectly straight line(suguha), chain of small circles (Gunome),
many skinny lines go towards to the edge of sword (Tyouji) and so on.
All pattern is incredibly beautiful.
Hope we could introduce you that how japanese swords are amazing.