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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Decisive Weapons: The Soul of the Samurai- the Japanese Sword

For a girl (although not as a historian), swords fascinate me. One day I should very much like to become proficient at kendo. Can you tell that I'm a fan of Kill Bill, a film essentially about revenge that really can be seen as a love story to the katana.

The BBC are running a piece on katana on iPlayer right now, which goes into some detail about the history and craftsmanship involved with the Japanese sword.