Ryuseiken Battodo is a swordfighting martial arts style that teaches kata, sparring and culminates in test-cutting (tameshigiri) of targets with real swords.
I have designed so far: a katana, a saya for the katana, and a sword stand! The katana is about seven inches in length, and is not sharp. The price for the katana and the saya should come out to about $20 dollars with shipping, which is great, because other sites besides Shapeways were charging almost 200!
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Posted by Nazar Cem on January 20, 2012 at 2:36am
Posted by rawnshah on January 3, 2012 at 11:55am
I came across the Northern Carlifornia Japanese Sword club (token kai) formed by the renown author of The Samurai Sword -- A Handbook, Jon Yumoto. I noticed in particular how detailed their Visual Glossary is. This is a great resource if you want to know more about the different aspects of the sword, its, manufacture, the different types of design of both the blade and the mountings.
Posted by rawnshah on October 25, 2011 at 10:05am