swords

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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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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Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose

“I should tell you that I’m first dan,” he informs would-be thief.

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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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