Secrets of the Samurai Sword

Secrets of the Samurai Sword

DVD - 2008
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NOVA travels deep into Japan's ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional sword-smiths and attends Samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword.
Publisher: South Burlington, Vt. : WGBH Boston Video, c2008
ISBN: 9781593757533
Branch Call Number: DVD 623.441 SEC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Doug
WGBH Video (Firm)


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WolfSpirit292 Mar 14, 2012

An excellent documentary on the entire process involved in the making of a katana. But also adds some nice historical information, and how modern Japanese culture holds the swords today. The science behind what makes these ancient swords so great was extremely interesting. A wonderful film.

Jan 23, 2010

Though a short film. It's not just about the sword, but other fascinating historical and cultural aspects of Japan.

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