swords

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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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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Japan’s fantasy sword tweezers are now officially on sale, available online

No need to slay dragons or delve dungeons! You can now purchase Japan’s Tweezers of Legend with a few clicks of your mouse.

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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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Japanese city offering authentic handcrafted swords in exchange for “tax” payments

The best part is you don’t even have to live there to pay the tax!

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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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We visited the awesome Ninja Trick House in Tokyo!

Use a Japanese sword and throw shuriken stars like a ninja for less than ten bucks in the heart of Tokyo!

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Japanese craftsman creates legendary tweezers in the shape of shields and swords

Attack unruly hairs like an RPG character with beautiful battle-worthy equipment!

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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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