Turkish Katana White
All of our products are produced with respect to old methods as you watch on the following video. We test our products after reaching a certain durability and hardness after using our special hardening methods. You can watch our following test videos. The swords that you will buy have also durability guarantee as in the following tests.
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History of Katana and other Japanese Swords
Katana is a sword created in Japan in the 10th century as a result of Japanese warriors' fights against feudal forces. Katana used to be given only to samurai, and the samurai were chosen among the notables. These notables were known as Aristocrats. The training of the samurai lasted for many years, and their swords meant spiritual strength, pride and honor for the samurai. Only the Samurai used swords during the Edo’s age and villagers carrying swords were killed. In the first producing years of Katana, criminals’ arm, leg or neck would be cut according to degrees of their criminals in order to test the sharpness of the sword. When a samurai was fighting his enemy, he used his arc at first and his spear secondly. At last he used his Katana. Using Katana meant to "I want to kill you." his enemy. Beucase Katana was a fatal weapon. Katana is a sword that needs agility of the user.
Sword-making was learned from the Chinese during the reign of Emperor Jimmu and was developed in temples. Sword making techniques developed in temples reached all over Japan after a while. Then the civil war in Japan caused swords to lose their reputation and dignity. Low quality swords were made with the need for armament. Over a hundred thousand swords were sold to the Ming Dynasty to prevent pirates. Production of firearms started with the development of technology and this event damaged the Samurai too much. When the peace period started, new designs and techniques were prepared for swords and the best swords of that age were made in the peace period, that is, in the Momoyama period. As these new swords became popular, the old swords lost their popularity.
There is a period in Japanese history that no one saw firearms in Japan for many years. Gunpowder and firearms were prohibited in this period. According to many reliable history sources this period is 18th century. The sword-making, which became famous again in the early 19th century, gained its former importance with the discovery of how to make old swords. Japan met the international events in the late 19th century and made a big technology revolution with the begining of Meiji Revolution. New swords were produced in the 20th century. These swords, called Gunto, were poor in quality and had serial numbers. After a while, the police had to use katana when not only the Samurai but everyone started using Katana.
In 1934, Japan equipped its army with Shin-Gunto, new army sword. Type 94 Katana and many handmade Shinto were made and used in World War II during these years. the production of Katana was banned and it was possible to produce real Katana only with the permission of the poliçe after the US invasion. Afterwards, Gunto was eliminated as a result of meeting of several valuable masters with the authorities. After this step, real sharp Katana production was continued. This production allowed everyone to own Katana.