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What would win a Cutlass or a Katana?
it's a kind of sword
The Katana blade varies in size from 60-73 cm.
Muromachi Period (1392-1573)
A katana is a type of sword that originated in the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) in Japan. Although the Katana is classified as the single edged blade used by the Samurai, …it actually can refer to any single edged blade. It is often a curved, slender, single-edged blade with circular or squared tsuba.
A 'Katana' is a Japanese curved sword sometimes referred to as a 'Samurai Sword'. As with all swords, the parts are a metal cutting blade, a hand guard and a handle or hilt. T…he hand guard and hilt are often one piece and can be made from hard wood or bone and are usually very intricately hand carved.
Better is relative. First, contrary to popular belief, the katana-style sword with a blade on the concave edge was not invented in the manga/anime Rurouni Kenshin. This type o…f sword, called a kutto, actually predates the tachi/katana by hundreds of years. They appear in the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters, 712 CE) and Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan, 720 CE), where two such swords, called Futsunomitama-no-tsurugi ("swords of spiritual power"), are used by two ancient warriors to conquer the Sword nation of Ookuninushi-no-mikoto. They were feared and revered swords, and are still regarded as Japanese national treasures. These swords were originally meant to be used as much in a one-handed as two-handed grip, since shields were still in common use in the Japan of that time. As regards effectiveness, it is not so much a question of better or worse as different. A concave blade is perfectly effective, as easily demonstrated by the ancient Dacian falx, the Iberian falcata, the Greek kopis, the Turkish yataghan or the famous Nepalese kukri knife. Aerodynamically, it cuts through the air slightly better than a convex curved blade, making for a slightly faster cut. For this reason, it is better for a chopping cut, and for one handed use. However, a convex blade (standard katana) is more naturally designed to be drawn along someone as it cuts, and is therefore more intuitive to use in a traditional Japanese two-handed draw-cut. As regards those actually available for sale, all the so called 'reverse-curved' katanas on the market are on the lower end of sword quality, as far as functional swords go. The US$24.99 variety are 440 stainless steel, worthless as a functional blade. The better varieties, made by Musashi and Masahiro respectively, are 1045 carbon steel, (even if the say 1060) which is the minimum standard for a functional cutting blade. Being only a medium carbon steel, the edge will roll against something as hard as thick bamboo, but are fine for cutting mats, pool noodles and plastic jugs. Of the two, the Musashi is both better and sometimes cheaper, with the Masahiro being inconsistent in quality. One sword will be good, and the next not. Finally, there is a rather more expensive model by Rittersteel, made from 1050 steel. Having a slightly higher carbon content, (.5% vs .45%) it would be expected to be a bit harder.
A type of curved sword used by most sailors, including pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries.
What is the strongest katana a spring steel katana a high carbon steel katana a folded steel katana or a tamahagane steel katana?
First off, good question. I have seen many discussions both on-line and offline about this very topic. Folding steel while forging blades is an old method used to improve th…e quality of steel in ways such as, purity, and the spread of carbon and to remove any voids within the steel. This was discovered in japan and widely used soon after since the average quality of Japanese steel at that time was pretty lousy this helped improve the quality in blades greatly. spring steel is steel which is all ready of a high quality. thus, no folding is needed. when it comes to the question which steel is best all I can tell you is: Neither. Quality wise, if you have folded the steel enough and in the right way, the quality should be the same as of that of spring steel. The real issue when it comes to the quality of a blade is the craftsmanship As long as you make the core soft (low -carbon) and the shell hard (high carbon) and rid the steel of impurities and any voids you should have a top quality katana as long as the rest of the crafts are done right ( clay tempering etc). Personally I would prefer a folded steel katana since this is a bit more traditional than the spring steel ones, and also because I know the amount of work and craftsmanship required is greater. But when it comes down to it, the important choice is not that of the steel (as long as it is high quality in the end) but that of the forge and the smith. here's a hint to all of you looking for swords to buy: Always discuss your wants with the forge or preferably the smith before ordering. and remember that in the end, It is not what you use that determines the outcome of battle, but how you learn to use "it". Hope this answer could shed some light into this question. I do not remember the smith that is said to have discovered the folding layer technique first ' s name, but You should be able to learn it without any special exertion's
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You should at least be 17 or 18. But if you want a katana as a decoration in your house, at least be careful with it. Probably...you have to be like 13 or mature enough to kee…p one as a decorative item. KEEP AWAY FROM KIDS! YOU DONT WANT TO BE CLEANING UP FINGERS AND BODY PARTS. IF YOU THINK YOU'RE MATURE ENOUGH TO HANDLE A KATANA, THEN GO FOR IT.
During the Feudal era of Japan Katanas were created as a lethal weapon used by their elite cast of warriors, the Samurai. Such weapons were also created because of the lack of… high quality iron on the Japanese iron, most of their iron was very carbon rich, which caused the metal to "bend" into that teardrop form you see in Katanas today. Famous katana makes are Masumane and Muramasa. Katana swords evolved from original Japanese Tachi sword which was very similar to katana but it was more curved sword and it was used by mounted samurais.
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Japanese Kenjutsu does not use high flying, extremely "fancy" or "pretty" Katas; most of the Katas across all Kenjutsu schools, involve overhead slashes and stepping tec…hniques. However all that fancy stuff you see in the movies, in a real Kenjutsu duel with bokken, it will get you brained, and with actual swords 400 years ago it could get you killed. Most instructors in Japan though, have control to the point where they can stop their bokken just short of striking someone.
the katana originated in china before the 8th Century AD, and in the 9th-10th Centuries AD, had made its way to japan, in the period known as Joko-to. the sword at this time w…as a straight, single edged blade. But by around the year 980AD however, in the Heian period, the Katana's distinctive curved shape began to appear, and created the shape which all subsequent katana types copied for close on 900 years, with gradual changes in some periods - the swords of the early edo period (around 1650AD), for example, were often almost straight, while those in the muromachi period (around 1400AD) were particularly curved.
Although the "Katana" can mean any single edged sword it is iconic for the "Samurai Sword" which originated in Japan during the Muromachi Period (1392-1573). As I said, it is …famous for being the main weapon of the Samurai. It was preceded by the Tachi which is longer and curved even more. There are various styles including; Kodachi, Nodachi, Odachi, Ninjato, Wakizashi and various others.