The Samurai, aristocratic Japanese warriors of medieval times, are noted in history for their sense of absolute loyalty and duty, for their fearsome fighting techniques, and their extraordinary ‘katana’ swords. The katana was not just a tool, but a sacred representation of the samurai spirit, a legendary source for inner strength and forbearance.
Today, the katana is used by those training in martial arts. But, it’s also a collectors’ item, and the range varies from highly decorative sword-art to functional ‘Iaito’ and ‘Shinken’ katana. This infographic is a detailed comparative guide on the different steels use in katana.
Infographic by – SamuraiSwords