Secrets of the Samurai Sword

The Samurai were considered to be the hero’s of ancient Japan and still to this day their legend continues to live on and the Samurai sword is one of the greatest fighting weapons of all time. A perfectly engineered piece of hardware for close combat, renowned for it’s deadly cutting edge.

With the use of modern science we can now reveal just how technically excellent the ancient craft of manufacturing these weapons was. An object of true beauty, both aesthetically and from a scientific point of view but can we truly understand just how these swords were made?

In this film we see how the great sword smiths of Japan were able to transform crude metal into something as eloquent and strong as the Samurai sword.

It was said that these swords contained the souls of their Samurai, can modern science now reveal their true secrets?

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