3 most important & rare aspects of Yoshikane works are: 1) He was personally selected from amongst a great number of sword makers to produce a blade for the Shogun, 2) Exuberance & beauty of his blades are seldom seen, 3) The 5 body cutting test at special request of the tester is only something we have seen on this blade. As an investment, swords with cutting tests are only second to Juyo for desirability. In over forty years of sword collecting we only seen three ‘5 body cutting test’…

3 most important & rare aspects of Yoshikane works are: 1) He was personally selected from amongst a great number of sword makers to produce a blade for the Shogun, 2) Exuberance & beauty of his blades are seldom seen, 3) The 5 body cutting test at special request of the tester is only something we have seen on this blade. As an investment, swords with cutting tests are only second to Juyo for desirability. In over forty years of sword collecting we only seen three ‘5 body cutting test’…

This "Samurai Armor"  has great Detail. Check out the Footwear! There is a split between the Big Toe and the other Toes for Agility & Balance.

This "Samurai Armor" has great Detail. Check out the Footwear! There is a split between the Big Toe and the other Toes for Agility & Balance.

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Bushido (The Way of the warrior), the samurai code of ethics, was formalized in writing in the sixteenth century and adhered to for some three hundred years. Bushido placed emphasis on certain chivalrous virtues such as loyalty, courage, and courtesy.

Happo-Giri (eight directional cut)

Happo-Giri (eight directional cut)

SENSEI KURADO YASUJI............KATA A L' ECOLE YTAMIYA RYU............SOURCE BUDOSHUGYOSHA.COM........

SENSEI KURADO YASUJI............KATA A L' ECOLE YTAMIYA RYU............SOURCE BUDOSHUGYOSHA.COM........

In Photos: The Last Century of Samurai Swordsmen | LiveScience. This photo was taken around 1860 & shows a samurai in full armor with his sword. Within 2 decades of this photo being taken the samurai were effectively abolished. Japan began to use a conscript army consisting largely of peasants.

In Photos: The Last Century of Samurai Swordsmen

In Photos: The Last Century of Samurai Swordsmen | LiveScience. This photo was taken around 1860 & shows a samurai in full armor with his sword. Within 2 decades of this photo being taken the samurai were effectively abolished. Japan began to use a conscript army consisting largely of peasants.

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Fotos Antigas do Japão

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