• Anglický jazyk

Japanese sword construction

Autor: Frederic P. Miller

Katana construction was the labour-intensive bladesmithing process developed in Japan for forging katana and other Japanese blades. Katana and wakizashi were often forged with different profiles, different blade thicknesses, and varying amounts of grind.... Viac o knihe

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Katana construction was the labour-intensive bladesmithing process developed in Japan for forging katana and other Japanese blades. Katana and wakizashi were often forged with different profiles, different blade thicknesses, and varying amounts of grind. Wakizashi were not simply scaled-down katana; they were often forged in hira-zukuri or other such forms which were very rare on katana. The daisho was not always forged together. If a samurai was able to afford a daisho, it was often composed of whichever two swords could be conveniently acquired, sometimes by different smiths and in different styles. Even when a daisho contained a pair of blades by the same smith, they were not always forged as a pair or mounted as one. Daisho made as a pair, mounted as a pair, and owned/worn as a pair, are therefore uncommon and considered highly valuable, especially if they still retain their original mountings (as opposed to later mountings, even if the later mounts are made as a pair). Authentic Japanese swords are fairly uncommon today, although genuine antiques can be acquired at significant expense.

  • Vydavateľstvo: Alphascript Publishing
  • Rok vydania: 2009
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 221 x 149 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9786130240301

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