This is a graphic created by Carrie Patrick comparing the weights of various swords to common household objects like cans of chili, loaves of bread, boots, and children. Children thankfully not being that common a household object in my home aside, I learned a lot by looking at the chart.
This is a video of Jill Bearup discussing and demonstrating how to carry a sword in the back of your dress in the event you may need to slice and dice your way through a formal gathering. According to Jill, the ideal dress for concealed sword carrying has a relatively
This is a video of samurai descendant Kaito Suiju, master of the Hisui school of battōjutsu and instructor at Hisui Tokyo, discussing and rating “the realism of katana sword scenes in movies, including skills of actors, the way they hold and train with the swords, as well as the choreography
This is a video of a samurai sword performer demonstrating his sword swinging skills along with numerous different resheathing tricks. Which one was your favorite? I think mine was the one at the end of the short performance starting at 0:30. You know, I wish my mom would give me