Wakizashi Momoyama Sword
- Dated: 16th Century
- Culture: Japanese
- Medium: steel, iron, gold, lacquer
- Measurements: overall length: 91 cm. Blade lenght: 53 cm
- Attributed to Bishu Osafune Sukesada, Momoyama Period
The blade is a shinogi-zukuri (the most general style for tachi/katana and wakizashi) and it has gunome of nie and nioi with ashi and also has a slight itame (wood grained) hada. The suriage nakago (tang of a shorter blade) comes with one mekugi-ana signed Bishu Osafune Suke (sada), black lacquer saya with aogai karakusa.
The iron tsuba has a kemari and willow signed Shoami Kanenori while the fuchi-kashira (set of hilt collar and butt cap) is a shakudo (a billon of gold and copper - typically 4-10% gold, 96-90% copper - which can be treated to form an indigo/black patina resembling lacquer) with gilt of chrysanthemum and butterflies.
Amazing promo material for Lau Kar Leung’s “Legendary Weapons of China” featuring the man himself, his brother Lau Kar Wing, Gordon Liu, Kara Hui and Alexander Fu Sheng.
Ritual Sword Breaker (Bian)
- Dated: 18th–19th century
- Culture: Chinese
- Medium: iron, silver, gold, turquoise, coral, agate
- Measurements: overall length, 39 in. (99.1 cm)
- Classification: swords
A Universal Character to Practice!
The character for “eternal” or “eternity” is a classical example of a character where all the basic types of strokes can be found. If you can write this character really nicely, then you’ll probably be able to write all characters well! The numbers and arrows indicate in which order and directions the strokes are written.
A brand new series of character posters for Donnie Yen’s (and Chow Yun Fat’s…and a million other people’s) new film, “The Monkey King.”
I wonder if this is going to be as good as I hope it is. It certainly looks…bold.
"Application? Just take your hand and hit them with it!"
Sometimes the simplest answers tell us the most…
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