This history of samurai weapons dates back almost 1000 years and is as unique and rich as the rest of Japan’s culture and history. Originally influenced by Chinese weaponry, the Japanese blade began to take on its own distinct features as Japan developed its feudal system, including its class of renowned warriors, the samurai. These highly adept military warriors utilized a variety of weapons for various types of combat, often carrying anywhere from two to three blades on their person at a time. Each sword was hand-forged in the traditional fashion by a master swordsmith and was a source of immense pride for its owner. Explore the infographic below to discover the unique features and history of each of these Japanese blades.
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