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- Backyard cutting: The open side upward diagonal cut - Problematic for some
Answer: The upward diagonal cut is difficult for some, myself included and its not made any easier by my lack of formal training. In fact it's ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: The quick and dirty low down on cutting newspaper
Answer: Cutting newspaper is difficult. This would be the shortest article in the world if I left it there but it would be accurate. Its devilishly ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: Nukitsuke (cutting while drawing)
Answer: Nukitsuke is probably my least practiced cut. I'm not fond of cutting with one hand but that may change as I improve and it's something ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: Samurai Workshop - Batto - Sword Review
Answer: For anyone interested in buying a sword from The Samurai Workshop and indeed anyone who was curious at all, here is my review of their ...
- Backyard cutting: What is all this about Freestyle Cutting?
Answer: Well this is a tricky one so I'll start by saying that in a way, I'm not really qualified to say, what with it being ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: How do you perform noto?
Answer: Noto, or the act of resheathing the sword is really practiced to it's extremes in arts like iaido but for the average cutter it can ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: Training dual sword wielding - Part One.
Answer: Training two swords, or dual wielding is definitely a different kind of practice, a more risky one. I mean for one, it has no practical ...
- Backyard cutting: Training dual sword wielding - Part Two
Answer: Ok, this is a continuation of the last article entitled, as you may of guessed, "Training Dual Sword Wielding - Part One". So if you ...
- Backyard cutting: Returning cuts - another type of double
Answer: The last couple of times I've progressed on the freestyle cutting course I will have been fairly confident about sitting down and detailing how I ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: Nukitsuke from another angle
Answer: A while ago I wrote a piece of nukitsuke. You can read it here if you want. It looks at the tempo of the cut ...
- Backyard cutting: Noto for sheathing from a reversed grip
Answer: Recently I've been looking at reverse grip cutting and I find myself also looking at my noto. Its a simple matter to flip the sword ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: Is it ok to go the cheap route when it comes to swords?
Answer: Ok, well it's not like me to play down the value of a good bargain, I've lived in a financially 'tight' manner for many years. ...
- Japanese Sword Craftsmanship: How the Japanese sword evolved into todays modern Katana
Answer: The katana has been touted as the finest sword ever made, capable of astounding cutting ability, durability and of course beautiful aesthetics. It would be ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: A heads up on practical sharpening of your katana
Answer: A dull blade is annoying and can even be dangerous but many people are far too scared to reprofile, retouch or even simply cosmetically polish ...
- Practical hints and guidance for sword owners: Cardboard tubes as an alternative target
Answer: So a little while back now, whilst out and about, I spotted some cardboard tubes that were going to be thrown out. This opportunity to ...
- Samurai culture and customs: Higonokami
Answer: Alongside my fascination with the japanese sword I often find myself becoming interested in other facets of the culture, some big others small, and one ...
- Japanese Sword Craftsmanship: What is Suriage?
Answer: Ok, so today I'm going to talk about at suriage. It's quite an in depth subject as it happens so I'm not going to go ...
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