Katana

Samurai with jet packs have a mid-air katana battle in Japan【Video】

The air-to-air swordfights of anime and video games are now possible in the real world too.

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First details and steamy main cast revealed for live-action Touken Ranbu film

The historical-swords-as-handsome-guys will make their first foray into reality on film!

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Samurai road rage as man attacks motorist with replica samurai sword on Japanese expressway

Tailgating incident isn’t exactly the sort of duel of honor told about in tales of yore.

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Hayao Miyazaki says Studio Ghibli once stood up to Harvey Weinstein with a Japanese samurai sword

According to Hayao Miyazaki, the act meant “I defeated him”.

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Sharpen your look with stylish Damascus steel watches modeled after Japanese blades

Wear a unique, exquisite timepiece filled with Japanese sword tradition on your wrist.

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Katana of four of Japan’s greatest samurai turned into gorgeous scissors

Merciless warlords and noble reformers serve as inspiration.

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Japan is running out of swordsmiths, and a strict apprenticeship requirement is a big reason why

Want to make katana for a living? Hope you don’t mind not getting paid a single yen for the next five years.

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Legendary crescent moon katana, one of Japan’s Five Swords Under Heaven, now on display in Tokyo

One of Japan’s most beautiful and important katana is proving popular with history buffs and young ladies alike.

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Samurai style for the rainy season! Wooden samurai bokuto sword umbrella goes on sale in Japan

Unique design should be a hit with fashionistas and history buffs, and also hides a subtle anime cosplay secret.

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Sword of one of Japan’s last samurai discovered in house in America

Progressive samurai was denied his dream of crossing the ocean, but his tanto still made it to California.

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Japanese maid displays awesome sword skills in the snow【Video】

With impressive moves like these, this is one maid you don’t want to double-cross.

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Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano anthropomorphizes katana made from a meteorite

Illustration and blade that inspired it to be shown together at Tokyo museum.

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Slice into a traditional sweet range with some of Japan’s most famous swords

The beautifully designed metal replicas are modelled on real-life weapons that come with amazing historical stories

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Amazing exhibition of Japan’s legendary “cursed katana” is going on right now【Photos】

Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.

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Samurai sword in new Japan Self-Defense Force emblem causing controversy

Critics say that adding a katana to the insignia is offensively evocative of Japan’s World War II military aggression.

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Oddly-satisfying video shows katana warping and bending in water as it is forged

Forging a katana is extremely labor intensive, but it all comes together with a swift dunk in water to cool.

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Wear a genuine piece of Japanese sword around your neck with beautiful new jewellery range

The forged steel accessories are taken from various parts of a blade created by a master swordsmith.

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Ingenious cosplayer shows us how to make sword blades nearly two meters long for a few bucks

Sub-meter decorative swords just not cutting it for you? Try this method for legendary blades of up to 1.82 meters (6 feet) that won’t slice into your budget too much.

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Upgrade your hairpin arsenal with Japanese kanzashi shaped like samurai swords and rifles

Fashion accessories will have you ready to turn heads, defeat foes.

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Samurai sword umbrella sheaths will help you fight off the rainy day blues 【Photos】

Chic canvas carriers let you cut a playfully stylish figure.

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