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Samurai Facts, Japanese History, & More!

At Swords of Northshire, we want to be your number one resource for all things swords. Our dedication to Japanese-style weapons has led us to become experts on everything from the history of swords to the Bushido virtues. So, whether you’re already a Japanese sword collector or you’re a new enthusiast just learning some cool samurai facts, we’re here to help! Browse our blog to learn more about the famous swords of history, ancient samurai clans, and modern swords forged through ancient techniques.

Popular Blog Posts

All of our blogs are full of unique tidbits and unusual information to help you explore the way of the Samurai, as well as the fascinating world of feudal Japan and its development of swordsmithing. Some of our most popular blog posts explore the technical elements of forging a sword, as well as some of the most famous myths in Japanese history. Follow along with us as we tell you tales of ancient warriors and powerful emperors, including:

You’ll also find plenty of posts about samurai facts that discuss the specifics of their lifestyle, the weapons they used, and how the feudal class system defined their role in Japanese society.

Taking the Next Step

After checking out blog posts that cover the history of swords in Japan, China, and throughout Europe, you may want to take the next step – buying your very own piece of history. If you wish to own a replica of the most famous swords in history or you want to design a one-of-a-kind,custom piece, Swords of Northshire can make it happen. Browse our store now to find traditional samurai weapons!

22 Sep A Glossary of Sword Terminology
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22 Dec How to Pack a Sword for Travel
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Sword Bag Options & MoreIt’s not very common, but it’s sometimes necessary to travel with your sword. Whether you’re flying, traveling by train, or riding in a car, there are some key ways to pack..
20 Apr How to Date a Japanese Sword
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Learn How to Identify Old Swords Evidence of swords in Japan dates back to the 700s. These original creations were made from bronze and were typically curved. The more traditional Japanese swords, in..
21 May How Sharp are Samurai Swords?
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Our team at Swords of Northshire, assure you that Samurai Swords are extremely sharp. The sword has ever been a part of the history and psyche of the Japanese. Legend has it that the Sun Goddess furni..
29 May Wakizashi vs. Tanto
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Wakizashi vs. Tanto -- what is the best pick? While each type of sword boasts varied uses and features, there are key features that appeal to different people. In standard casual conversation, it..
31 May Top 5 Gruesome Medieval Weapons
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Top 5 Gruesome Medieval Weapons  5. Boiling Oil   Attacking a medieval castle was an intimidating prospect. Tall, thick stone walls defend..
29 May The Development of the Sword Throughout Medieval History
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  From ancient times to Hollywood, the sword has represented power, justice, and the fight against evil. It’s both magical and deadly. The sword has influenced the outcome of great moments in hi..
29 May Katori Shinto Ryu, The Ancient Japanese Martial Art
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  Katori Shinto Ryu is one of the oldest traditions of martial arts in Japan. It’s battle strategies used by ancient samurai warriors have been passed down quietly for nearly 600..
26 May The Battle of Barnet and History of the Sword in Britain
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   Medieval weapons are fascinating. They pose so many questions about the world in which they were used. How were they made? How do you fight with them? What are t..
22 Dec Swords of Northshire Custom Katana Tatami Mat Cutting Test (sent in by a customer)
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Katana TestAt Swords of Northshire, we love when our customers have a great experience with our weapons. We make fully functional, battle-ready katanas and knives, so we expect you to be able to us..
02 Jun All Reviews
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22 Sep The Battle of Sekigahara
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