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Japanese Sword Maintenance Guide Part 3: How to preserve your sword

The most important aspects of preserving Japanese swords are to protect them from developing rust and scratches. The precautions required for keeping the sword in good condition are the following: The most important aspects of preserving Japanese swords are to protect them from developing rust and scratches. The precautions required for Read More

Japanese Sword Maintenance Guide Part 2: How to maintain your sword

To summarize, when maintaining a sword, the main purpose to prevent the blade from oxidizing and rusting. Therefore, it is necessary to thoroughly remove any stale oil from the blade and replace it entirely with new oil, making sure that the whole blade is covered and not leaving any spots Read More

Japanese Sword: How to know if a Tsuka is good or bad

From Shinken to Iaito and decorative wall-hangers, there are numerous types of Japanese swords available for purchase today, however today we will have a look at the only part that you touch on a Katana, the Tsuka and some simple ways to distinguish a good Tsuka from a bad one. Read More