Samurai

E39: How to Appraise an Antique Katana with Weapons Expert Rafael Kosche

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Learn how to tell what went into the intricate making of each unique antique katana. The sword smith's signature, interestingly, is not the first thing you look at when evaluating the quality of the sword.

Rafael shares some really great insights on this very interesting facet of history.


References:
Rafael Kosche
Iaido
Kenjutsu
Kendo


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The Making of the Katana - Interview with Rafael Kosche, Authority on Asian Weaponry

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What makes the Katana Blade so incredible?
When and how was the technology developed?
What are the best swords on the market today and how did we uncover the secrets of the Samurai?


References:
Rafael Kosche
Kenjutsu
Iaido
Kendo


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Episode 4 - Interview with Sword Master Shihan Dana Abbott - Part 1

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Inducted into the black belt hall of fame in 2004 as weapons instructor of the year, Shihan Dana Abbott is the director of the International Sports Chanbara Association, which represents more than 160,000 members in 30 countries around the globe. He is also the founder of Samurai Sports Incorporated, a sword training company.


References:
Dana Abbott
Chanbara
Kendo
Iaido


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