How To Sharpen A Samurai Sword?

Samurai Sword

It is a type of sword which is Japanese in origin the shape of this word is a bit curved and has a longer grip to accommodate both of the hands. It is single-edged and has a circular or square shape. The length of the blade is 3 to 4 times greater than the handle. The average length of the Samurai Sword is 60 to 80 cm and its weight is 1.5 kg on average.

How Much Is A Real Samurai Sword?

On average be Samurai Sword will cost 12000 to 25000 US dollars. If Samurai Sword is made in China, it will cost a little bit less which is around 1002 $2400.

What Are The 3 Samurai Swords Called?

The origin of Samurai Sword is Japanese but it has evolved with time, areas, and culture. People have given different names and shapes to Samurai Sword. It has changed with the purpose of its use by the people but the three basic types of this sward are as follows;

  • Katana.
  • Wakizashi.
  • Tanto.

Use Of Samurai Swords

This type of sword is used in fights battles in wars. In ancient times people in the Japan-China and Korea used these swards for their defense. It was also used by their soldiers. it was very effective against cavalry use and to open field in counters. Its shape is according to the purpose of its use which is curved and circular in shape.

How To Sharpen A Samurai Sword?

You can follow the given procedure to sharpen your samurai swords, the following will be divided into three parts;

Start by cleaning your sword carefully avoiding any kind of damage to your fingers or hands. There is no need to apply any kind of pressure in this step. Gently rub the surface of the sword and clean it. You will need a bright space where there is enough light to clearly see what you are doing.

Firstly place any block or maybe brick on a flat-surfaced table. Put your sword on it in such a way that the tip of the blade of the sword is on the brick or block you placed. Make sure that anything you place uncle the blade should be stable and should not flip or move while working because it may cause harm to you. Using a file, make an angle of around 30 degrees and starting sharpening the edge of the sword. Move the file all along the sword carefully with a maintained angle of around 30 degrees. Maintaining the exact angle will help you have a nice reshaped sharp edge of the sword.

Once you are done filing on side of the sword, flip it over carefully, place it in the exact way you did before and start filing the other side of the sword. It is advised to do the same number of strokes on both sides. Finish filling as soon as you see the sharp edge of the sword.

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