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July 13, 2017

We're approaching 2,000 likes on Facebook, and we thought this would be a great time to check in with everyone about where we've come from and the State of the Union at Koryu Crafts today.

We officially opened our (web) doors on November 1, 2016.  Ben was doing some tsu...

January 30, 2017

Like other bladed weapons developed across the world, the Japanese Katana was designed to be flexible, strong and resilient. For example, the swordsmiths’ use of “shingane,” the soft and flexible form of tamahagane, gives the katana its resilient flexibility. In contra...

January 19, 2017

In terms of Japanese swords, my specialty is the tsuka or handle.  For me, the tsuka is the unsung hero of the sword world.  If you disagree, try using a sword without it!  I think of it almost like a car’s steering wheel: you can have a Ferrari, but if the steering wh...

January 17, 2017

Owen and I, the founders of Koryu Crafts, are both practitioners of the sword arts.  As a result, we usually stock our company with the products that we would like to use ourselves!  One of the most important items that we use at virtually every single class meeting is...

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