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An awesome introduction to the Katana

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The katana is a long sword, with a slight curve, single edged, and have an extremely sharp point. The first katanas were actually a straight edged blade, and single edged. The Japanese later altered the sword style to a curved blade, to allow them to draw the katana more quickly.

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The katana had to undergo testing, to determine the quality of the katana. First, the Japanese would bend the katana, to test its elasticity. If the blade of the katana returned to its original form, it was considered a high quality katana. If the blade of the katana were to bend permanently, or break, they katana would be destroyed, and a new one would take its place.

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