Katana - the legendary sword of the samurai

The Japanese sword is a perfection of form and design. No other type of sword has cast a spell on people to this day. In Japan, the samurai sword has always been considered sacred. The sun goddess Amaterasu handed over the sword to the people next to a mirror, the jewels - as a third gift.
 
The katana - the soul of the samurai - was worn from the 14th century, especially in combination with a wakizashi as daishō. The katana is a curved, two-handed long sword, sharply ground on one side. For the samurai, the katana is more than just a weapon, it expresses the culture and lifestyle of a warrior.
 

Das Schwert der Samurai (HD) Doku

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