Shape of Sword : Periodical Comparison

The shape of the Japanese sword has undergone many changes in accordance with the combat method of the time, for example, when the Samurai battled on horseback, the Japanese swords of the time [...]

Shape of Sword : End of the Edo period

What influenced the change in the shape of the sword made at the end of the Edo period? (1853-1867) The end of the Edo period was unquiet and there’re many conflicts throughout the country [...]

Shape of Sword : Edo Period Genroku Era

What influenced the change in the shape of sword made in the Edo period, Kanbun Era? (1688-1704) Like the previous Kanbun era, the Genroku era was a very peaceful period in Japanese history, as a [...]

Shape of Sword : Edo Period Kanbun Era

What influenced the change in the shape of sword made in the Edo period, Kanbun Era? (1661-1681) During this period, the Japanese swordplay became so popular and many swordplay facilities were [...]

Shape of Sword : Early Muromachi Period

What influenced the change in the shape of sword made in the early Muromachi period? (1394-1466) The shape of the early Muromachi period swords somewhat resembles that of the early Kamakura [...]

Shape of Sword : Nanbokucho Period

  What influenced the change in the shape of sword made in the Nanbokucho period?(1334-1393) In this period swords became longer, so they could be wielded from horseback, but to compensate for [...]

Shape of Sword : Late Kamakura Period

  What influenced the change in the shape of swords made in the late Kamakura period?(1290-1333) The defects in Japanese swords of the time came to light after the Mongol invasions of Japan in [...]

Shape of Sword : Middle Kamakura Period

What influenced the change in the shape of swords made in the middle Kamakura period?(1222-1289) In this period, the Samurai wore large, heavy armor and battled on horseback. This combat method [...]

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