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What is KATANA ?
tamesigiri_03.jpgIt was the only cutlery permitted to use to kill human beings in the Japanese culture. There are many sorts of cutlery but KATANA was the only one used for killing. Because of the fact, they are called “King of cutlery”.
There are axes and hatchets for destruction, kitchen knives and razors for sharpness. But KATANA holds “Beauty” in addition to the sharpness and convenience. Therefore the process called kennma (whet) or polishing, besides grinding, is specially applied to develop the beauty.
In ancient times, only the ruling class (e.g. 侍, Samurai) could hold the KATANA with the good etiquette in their life. The producer of KATANA also understood about them and they had to keep high skill and decent spirit. So, KATANA is comprehended to represent the Spirit of Samurai or Embodiment of the Japanese sense of beauty.

In the Japanese history, KATANA was a kind of arms. Soldiers required high quality for the KATANA to get an advantage in their battle. So, the KATANA always improved on the toughness and sharpness. Finally, the KATANA was top quality arms called as “King of cutlery”. You can see not only high performance but also “beauty” in the KATANA by the special process of whetting and polishing.
In ancient times, only the ruling class (e.g. 侍, Samurai) could hold the KATANA with the good etiquette in their life. The producer of KATANA also understood about them and they had to keep high skill and decent spirit.
So, KATANA is comprehended to represent the Spirit of Samurai or embodiment of the Japanese sense of beauty.

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