It is said that the method of creating Japanese swords has not been changed over 1000 years. Swordsmith of Japanese swords has pursued sharpness and toughness of swords.
The decoration of Japanese swords is also very important. Every swords are slightly different in terms of their length or shape, but also of their decoration.
Japanese swords are composed of various kinds of parts and every parts are detailed and sophisticated. Those symbols such as plants, animals or patterns have their own meanings.
This sword below has butterflies on the hand guard.
This handle below has cherry blossom at the edge.
If you are interested in Japanese swords, please observe every detailed parts. You will love to know the meanings and history of those decoration.