Choosing The Best Japanese Samurai Sword
Have you held a Japanese Samurai sword before? There is a certain feeling of power and prestige that comes with the feel of an authentic samurai sword. I’m sure that you have heard of the Katana and Wakizashi, but did Koransha Us you know that there are several other types of Japanese Samurai swords that might be better for you?
Let me explain…
Samurai warriors in ancient Japan would usually carry two swords for self-defense, a katana and wakizashi. The katana was traditionally used as a primary weapon while the wakizashi was a secondary weapon.
You will notice that Katanas almost always have a longer blade and handle than the wakizashi. Samurai warriors counted on the wakizashi during times when they needed a more compact weapon (in a building).
Maybe you are tempted to go one step further and buy a Nodachi style Japanese samurai sword. After all they are one of the biggest swords on the market, so they must be the deadliest right?
Remember that a Japanese samurai sword is only as effective as the person who is using it! So if you are not big and strong, it could be a mistake to purchase a sword that is too heavy for you to handle. If, on the other hand, you are strong enough to use such a magnificent sword then it could be the best purchase that you ever made.