Not really surprising– it’s gorgeous, and exotic has an appeal all of its own, and were I a warlord I’d want my guys working on my stuff even if it was a foreign look– but very neat.
Check out this amazing European-style Japanese rapier, readers! Though it resembles a traditional Western sword, the blade was fashioned by swordsmiths from the Land of the Rising Sun. While we do not know who those men were or quite how they made the sword, their work speaks volumes – as does the history of the warlord who commissioned the weapon centuries ago.
Learn more in the article below:
Feudal warlord’s European-style rapier was created in Japan
By JIRO TSUTSUI/ Staff Writer
January 10, 2020 at 07:00 JST
KOKA, Shiga Prefecture–A European-style rapier owned by a feudal-era warlord was actually forged in Japan, but who commissioned the production and what was used as the model remain unclear, according to a study.
Researchers from the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and the Koka city education board examined the rapier and found that Japanese sword-producing techniques were used in the manufacturing…
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