May 30, 2020

A video overview of the iconic samurai sword, dives into the evolution of early Tachi design to the later Katana while also examining each sword component. It also explains why Japanese swords became so world-renowned.


Sources Used:
-“Samurai Swords: A Collector's Guide” by Clive Sinclaire
-“Mastering the Art of the Samurai Sword” by Cary Nemeroff
-“This is Kendo” by J. Sasamori and G. Warner


-“Kugo-Ka” by Akira Ifukube
-“Battotai” Japanese Army March

Video footage (In order):
-“The Secret World of the Japanese Swordsmith”(1997)
-“Iaido – ippon me mae”
-Kendo motion picture from 1897
-“Welt der Wunder: Katana vs Longsword”
-“Kill Bill: Volume 1” (2003)

-Classical art, which in most cases can be considered public domain.
-Art from Osprey Publications.
-Museum Exhibits.
-Other modern artist renditions, if you see your work in this video please contact me so that I can give you proper credit!


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