Swordsmith Related・刀鍛冶関連

For those who like to know some basics about Samurai and Katana forging. Please see the documentary videos below:

The Samurai Sword

Secrets of the Samurai Sword

Thanks to the uploaders and all rights belongs to original documentary publishers.

Source:

[1] LiveAboveAndBeyond (11/6/2013), THE SAMURAI SWORD: THE MAKING OF THE PERFECT SWORD (Full Documentary), retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ke3uWt8a8

[2] Discover Japan (23/12/2012), Secrets of the Samurai Sword, retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtulTGxJdDc

Associations

All Japan Swordsmith Association: 全日本刀匠会 (ぜんにほんとうしょうかい/ Zen Nihon Toushoukai)

http://www.tousyoukai.jp/index.shtml

The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords/ The Japanese Sword Museum:日本美術刀剣保存協会・刀剣博物館 (Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyoukai/ Touken Hakubutsukan)

http://www.touken.or.jp/ (In Japanese)

The Foundation of Japanese Sword Culture for the Purpose of Public Interest

日本刀文化振興協会 (Nihontou Bunka Shinkou Kyoukai)

http://www.nbsk-jp.org/index.html (In Japanese)

http://www.nbsk-jp.org/eng-top.html (In English)

Sword Forum International (SFI)

http://www.swordforum.com/forums/content.php

UK Sword Buyer’s Guide

http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/sword-sellers-in-europe.html

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