Last May 2015, we went to Japan for the purpose of furthering my martial arts training, but because my sensei was still in a different country holding a seminar, we stayed in Kyoto first to wait until he returned to Tokyo in June.


Here’s something else to look forward to at Geisha’s Blade, restock of our tanto and a new model.

From top to bottom: Unokubi Zukuri Tanto, Momiji Tanto, Osoraku Zukuri Tanto

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The Unokubi Zukuri Tanto and Momiji Tanto are not new. We started selling them last 2010 but haven’t restocked them for quite a while. But because of popular demand, we decided to bring them back in again.


It’s been a very long time since we stocked up on some of our wakizashi, but because of popular demand, we decided to bring them back in.

Here’s a sneak peek of our wakizashi (from top to bottom):

Shirasaya Wakizashi 1050 Series
Kuro Suzaku Wakizashi 1050 Folded Series
Kuro Setsuhen Wakizashi 1050 Series
Kumokiri Wakizashi 1060 Series

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Photo credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

There are many different opinions on what is and is not a true daisho as worn by the samurai of feudal Japan. Wearing two swords of different lengths was a sign for anyone to see that the owner of the two swords was in fact a samurai, as only samurai were allowed to wear a daisho.


Photo credit: seejapan.co.uk

Geisha’s Blade has always been in love with Japanese tradition, culture, and arts. Included in their list is kabuki, as a lot of popular stories about samurai and historical events in Japan have been played in its theaters. Kabuki is not only known for the stylization of its drama, but also for the elaborate makeup worn by some of its performers.


We really don’t recommend cutting dry bamboo because it’s very hard and will damage the blade. We’ve done this before without damaging the blade, but we weren’t able to record it on video. We decided to do it again (so you don’t have to) to show what our swords are capable of.

 


Last February 2015, we went to Japan to attend our sensei’s biennial martial arts festival and to further my martial arts training. This was our 2nd time going to Japan, so I focused more on training rather than go sightseeing. But we had a chance to visit The Japanese Sword Museum. Unfortunately, taking photos inside the museum was not allowed. But there were some displays outside that you can freely take photos of.


Written by Fulbert Navarro – Cebu, Philippines

Musha Shugyo or a warrior’s pilgrimage is a concept adopted by the Japanese samurai where the individual goes out of the comforts and safety of his family and school, on a journey, travelling the world to seek out his inner self and acquire knowledge through unconventional means. My journey with the way of the sword is no different.