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Author Archives: Jimi Wikman

Samurai Swordmaking – The birth of a Katana

Learn about samurai swordmaking in this video from the United Kingdom’s National Museum of Arms and Armour, presented in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s special exhibition “Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection,” on view October 5,
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Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

What can be better than combining the awesome Katana with the magnificence of the lightsaber? In this video the guys at Man at Arms create just that and I am very curious to hear how you like it? Is this
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Polishing a Katana the right way
A very nice video showing the proper way to restore a Katana using polishing techniques including multiple types of polishing stones.
Good start, now lets move forward

The initial response for Ekatana has been really good and even though there are not a lot of products here yet, so now it’s time to move forward and improve the site and it’s content. To build a website in
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And only 16 days later since I decided to move forward with this project I am now ready to open the doors to the public. All is ready and although we currently only have a few swords up, I feel
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Adding Encyclopedia to Ekatana

For a lot of people the many Japanese terms related to the different parts and techniques surrounding Japanese swords such as Katanas and Iaito can be very confusing. In order to help with that I have added an encyclopedia functionality
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How To: Disassemble a Katana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBtL7ASwiUs Learn how to disassemble a Katana. Do not pull, do not use brute force, no sudden moves, remember - you have only 10 fingers.
Secrets of the Samurai Sword katana

English archers had their longbows, Old West sheriffs had their six-guns, but samurai warriors had the most fearsome weapon of all: the razor-sharp, unsurpassed technology of the katana, or samurai sword. In this program, NOVA probes the centuries-old secrets that
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Building a forum

One of the things I wanted to do for Ekatana was to build a nice community into it. To do that I added Buddypress and BBPress, which are a pain in the behind to get to actually do what you
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