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The Evolution of the Tachi Sword
A Japanese blade is one of the several types of swords made in Japan. The swords
have been in use since a very long time. They vary in the form of their
manufacture, material, length and price etc. Some of the most renowned swords
are the Katana, Tachi and Wakizachi.
Among the most popular of the swords, let’s have a look at the sword
traditionally used by the samurais of ancient Japan- Katana. The sword is
recognized by a distinctive feature like a single-edged blade with a curved and
slender appearance. Katana is also endowed with a circular of square coupled
with a long grip to accommodate both the hands. Find the best quality Tachi for
A modern Katana is characterized by a moderately curved blade that is greater
than 60cms. (in contrast to the traditional Tachi, which is much smaller) As the
Katana is worn with the cutting edge up, the location of the signature “mei” is in
opposite direction of the tang. The western historians have termed it as the finest
cutting weapons in world military history.
Tachi sword are traditionally manufactured from the Tamahagane, the specialized
Japanese steel. The edge of the steel so produced helps in removing the oxygen
from the blade and hence, the sword is not easily corroded. The blade is not just
simply forged but also polished with the state of the art technology. The whole
polishing is so specialized that process takes place in one to three weeks. The
mirror finish in each Katana is ensured by using the finer stones and undergoing
the glazing process. Each Katana is thus produced with extreme care and artistry.
These astonishing beauties are used in by the Samurais in the martial arts and the
modern martial arts. The little beasts are so fragile that any degree of
manhandling may damage them beyond repair. So, to keep these blades safe, a
special storage method is employed where that saves them from getting in touch
with the oxygen and thus getting harmed. That’s how after such extreme care and
personal attention to the manufacturing of these blades is completed and they
finally hit the shelves of the markets.
So, of all the Japanese blades there are in the store, it’s quite evident, that the
greatest of the greatest is the Katana. Hence, the Katana are regularly available
There is no denying that it’s a privilege to own such a piece and one must vouch
for it. It can be used as an antique or even for the modern day practice of the