- The Aikuchi Katana looks like a regular katana but without a tsuba. 'Aikuchi' is a style of mounting in which the tsuka and the saya meet without a tsuba in between. Originally used on the koshigatana (a precursor to the wakizashi) to facilitate close wearing with armor, it became a fashionable upper-class mounting style for tanto from the Kamakura period onwards. The fuchi-kashira has the "Mitsudomoe" crest which was used by the following notable figures: Maeda Toshiie at the Siege of Suemori in 1584, one used by Kobayakawa Takakage at the Battle of Pyokje, Korea in 1593, and one used by Itakura Shigemasa at Shimabara in 1638. It also has a kogatana (small knife) on the saya.
- From the popular Japanese eroge visual novel game that’s been adapted into manga and anime, Fate/stay night, we present to you Saber’s Caliburn. Caliburn: Golden Sword of the Victorious, is the holy sword that is the symbol of the king pulled from the stone of appointment by King Arthur under the guidance of Merlin. With the words "Whosoe'er pulleth out this sword of this stone is rightwise king born of England" engraved in a golden inscription on its hilt, it became the symbol of England's king of knights once it was pulled from the stone. Machine Made version
- "Rurouni Kenshin: Hitokiri Battousai / Udo Jin-e Katana 1050 Movie Series" In the live action movie Rurouni Kenshin, this was the katana that Kenshin Himura used when he was still known as Hitokiri Battousai. When the war ended, he abandoned this sword and was later picked up by Udo Jin-e which he used all through-out the movie.
- "Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin Himura's Sakabatou Katana 1050 Movie Series" Sakabatou (Reverse Blade) Katana – is a fictional type of Japanese sword popularized by the anime/manga Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X). The cutting edge on this katana is on the side that curves inward. On a normal katana, the outward curved side of the blade is sharpened, while the inward curved side of the blade is blunt. This version of the Sakabatou was based on the live action movie: Rurouni Kenshin.
A visual and hands-on review of a "samurai katana sword" made in the Philippines By Aldwin P. (consumer, sword collector, Japanese martial arts practitioner) Last week, we went on a road trip to Baguio City to beat the summer heat. This is where I bought my first "katana" from when I started...
WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES Nope, this isn't an April Fool's post. I just came back from the hospital early this morning. We, at Geisha's Blade, cannot emphasize enough that SWORDS ARE NOT TOYS! This happened while I was trying to clean my Gin no Sakura Handachi. Despite my experience in handling...
Last March 21, 2014, we posted a photo on our Facebook page asking our fans if they know what it is. We gave a clue: solid brass fittings in sakura theme, iron saya in army green color with leather cover. Only a few people were able to guess it correctly. So it's time to reveal the mystery...