swords

Heavy rain falls in Tokyo on day emperor is presented with Sword of Heavenly Gathering Clouds

New emperor’s rainy enthronement ceremony takes place at Imperial Palace while the sword’s regular home experiences blue skies and sunshine.

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How did samurai swords and armor evolve over time?【Part 2】【Photos】

We’re back for another look at how the arms and armor of samurai developed, and this time we learn why they ditched their otachi for uchigatana.

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Using Final Fantasy’s Buster Sword to cut your wedding cake is the best way to start married life

Cosplayer’s wedding video has Final Fantasy VII weaponry and music, feels like a romantic RPG cutscene.

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How did samurai swords and armor change over time?【Part 1】【Photos】

Samurai fought on the field of battle for a thousand years, and during that time their arms and armor went through a fascinating evolution.

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59-year-old Japanese master swordsman shows off awesome two-sword samurai slash【Video】

Kyoto swordsmanship teacher was asked to replicate video game attack.

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An up-close look at one of Japan’s five Ryuseito swords, forged from meteorites【Photos】

One of Japan’s most beautiful blades is now on display, and owes its existence to some dude who just wanted to eat some potatoes and pickles.

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Cruel angels, beautiful blades: The amazing sword of the Evangelion and Katana exhibition【Photos】

Master katana craftsmen and anime mecha designer team up to will Evangelion to life in katana form.

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“Katana steel cookies” are the latest sweet treat from Japan’s samurai sword capital【Taste test】

26th-generation swordsmith oversees the creation of Tamahagane Biscotti.

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Elderly anime fan allegedly threatens to kill man who complained about loud TV with fake katana

Police arrest 50-something anime fan on a Sunday afternoon.

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Japanese samurai sword ice cream crafted by master swordsmith from famous katana town of Seki

This mythical sword with non-melting abilities will kill your thirst and replenish your spirit

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Cool housewarming bonus: free Japanese katanas, potentially carved by a master craftsman

This handyman got an incredible bonus in the new house he purchased – three katanas! They may be worth much more than you would expect…

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Swords of famous samurai reborn as beautiful kitchen knives from Japan’s number-one katana town

A fierce warlord, a visionary reformer, and a Shinsengumi officer are all standing by to help you get dinner ready.

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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana, forged by master swordsmith, now on display【Pics】

The sakabato, one of the most famous swords of the anime/manga world, is now part of the real world.

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This hotel has one of the coolest katana collections in Japan, and admission is totally free【Pics】

Centuries of samurai history are on display, and we’ll teach you what to look for in appreciating the beauty of a Japanese sword.

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We get a haircut by a stylist who cuts with katanas and fire at “Samurai Salon” in Spain

Our reporter travels all the way to Spain to meet an artistic hair stylist whose technique is a little sharper than usual

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Japanese samurai swords unsheathed for martial arts event but not everything goes to plan 【Video】

Video compilation goes viral for capturing some stunning slices and surprising fails.

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Engraved sword nameplates can now adorn Japanese houses, bring Arthurian style to the suburbs

If a simple metal nameplate isn’t eye-catching enough for your house, try one of these gigantic engraved swords for size.

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We find a legendary anime weapon in an extra-awesome Akihabara lucky bag【Photos】

Fate smiles upon us as our reporter receives the weaponry of a noble hero.

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One Piece anime katanas recreated as exquisite letter openers by Japan’s swordsmith legacy heirs

Slice through your paper foes like Zoro and Law would.

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Samurai sword hunt begins as storm washes away blacksmith’s warehouse in Gifu Prefecture

Police assemble task force after 40 blades are lost in flooding.
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