Samurai Swords UK

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Samurai Swords UK

Back in the early points during the sword manufacture, the creation of super strong high-grade carbon steel wasn't a good vague dream. But we all know, as history has taught us, that sword makers of olden days still managed to produce superb quality, strong weapons.

Samurai Swords UK

Samurai Swords UK

So just how was this possible those hundreds of years ago? How did these ancient swordmakers have the ability to craft weapons of these high-quality? What was the key to this skill of taking bad quality ore and making it the best possible quality steel blades? Well, it seems like the process of Japanese samurai swords making was an highly advanced artform. It was not as simple as casting a sword shape with molten steel and sharpening an edge. What are the swords makers would do would have been to hammer the heated and softened steel flat, and fold it over and hammer it flat again, and repeat this process repeatedly, maybe by upto around thirty times.



It was an extremely long and labor-intensive process, in the constant folding and hammering of the steel, it would create internally something much like layers. Take a book and fold it parallel for the spine, roll up and you will probably see exactly what a swords structure inside would look like, as well as find out how strength increases. This gave the sword an exceptional strength. As in a lot of Japanese culture, like Fighting styles as an example, many advancements and ways are caused by emulating natures ways and also by observing natures patterns.



It is usually thought by some the idea for this 'folding' to produce the 'rings/layers' inside the samurai sword came about by looking at the cross portion of the within a tree trunk and observing the way these almost layer like rings of wood gave the tree the strength to stand upto natures forces without breaking quickly, but merely bending with the wind. This really is thought by some to become the idea which delivered the folded steel idea of Japans samurai swords.