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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Japanese small swords Reply with quote
I was over in the UK at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and I stumbled upon this:



These are small swords, but made in Japan, apparently in the 18th century (while Japan was "closed"), for export to Europe. I found them to be quite interesting in the way they incorporate Japanese techniques but to an obvious Western design. I've seen other thins made purely for export, but I don't think I would have ever thought of western style swords being among the products being sent out of the country.

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