Antique Katana: The Samurai Sword

Before the 8th century Japanese swords were indistinguishable from those made in China. The earliest swords recorded in Japanese history were a pair created in china and given as a gift to the queen of Japan, Himeko. The gift was presented to her in about 240 AD and the greater gift on the . . . → Read More: Antique Katana: The Samurai Sword