Forging a Katana ( Japanese Samurai Sword )

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  • leftyfourguns

    It's so incredible the medieval craftsman had such a masterful grasp of all this complex chemistry before chemistry even existed. I get really pissed off when people say dumb shit like "the pyramids were made by aliens". The crafting of a samurai sword to me is one of the best examples of human ingenuity and is proof we never needed alien technology to create great things. Just the will

  • Dawn Stevens

    I'm a blacksmith so I found this as if it was porn...

  • Raf Orr

    I am descendant of those bamboos and I don’t appreciate all this violence against my people

  • Novu

    Can't have a single dang video about making a sword without a buncha nerds getting mad.

  • Cutlass Mood

    This is an amazing amount of detail and i deeply enjoyed this, but it's a katana. Not a samurai sword. Besudes that, this was awesome

  • Klim Sluchanko

    For a thousand years this weapon dominated the battlefield in japan. A bow...

  • Gabriel Ayala

    Many bamboo were severely harmed during the making of this video.

  • BEAR Naked Gaming

    I always enjoy seeing the Hamon.

  • Marco Dusi

    It's funny how they voiced over the guy working at the furnace with an accent

  • Kevin Liu

    Lmfao this "legendary blade" is now used by fat dudes to cut water bottles

  • ImSoNormalXD

    2:07 lol That’s a cheap amazon katana you can buy for 39$ Canadian. « Life time of training »

  • DCPhoenix

    I'm disappointed they never went into the making of the handle and scabbard or the other parts of the sword, which are art forms in their own right. The sword also has an extra set of non-decorative handle and scabbard used to store the blade when not in use.

  • John Nicodemus

    I inherited three of these swords from my Father. He got in Okinawa, after WWII. Two were unremarkable mass produced swords of war time Japan. One is a 15th century master piece. I have since added five others to my collection. The oldest was made between 1390 and 1420, the newest was made between 1750 and 1780, all from noteable smiths. The last one was a little worse for wear, but after it was re-polished it is absolutely beautiful. I kept the mass produced ones as well, because my father left them to me. They have all the traditional appearances, but lack the feeling in hand of the older hand forged blades. Over rated as some suggest,,, perhaps. But a sword that will shave as effortlessly as a fine straight razor is not blade to be scoffed at. In a personal test of there cutting ability, it took little effort and a single stoike to cut a 600 pound pig carcuse in two, cutting through the neck and shoulders. Not something care to have done to me.

  • FlacoPol

    cut a man in half... if the man is naked.. or only uses cloth, nice craftsmanship , but don't give superpowers to a blade...

  • Jaxx The Asshat

    In the hands of a samurai, Katanas are the ultimate swords.In the hands of an egyptian marauder, Khopeshes are the ultimate swords.In the hands of a templar knight, Broadswords are the ultimate swords.If you train long enough with a specific weapon, the combination of the warrior and sword make the perfect weapon. With a cheap sword, even a master would be at a disadvantage. Wielded by an apprentice, even the best sword would seem inferior.

  • Austin Starke

    Just bought a katana off Amazon 😎

  • Machinegun Preacher

    And by the way Mr. "senior weapons curator," in Europe, blacksmiths never have, and never will make swords. They may learn swordsmithing later, or along side blacksmithing; but swordsmithing is an entirely distinct specialization.

  • TigerBunneh

    Katana for a samuraj were like a pistol for a modern soldier. They used it when no other way possible. Mainly shooting bow on horseback. So do some research before making cringy videos

  • Riptide85

    These men who work day after day on forging masterpieces of history have my greatest and utmost admiration and respect. Their work is beautiful and deadly that should be well revered.


    I don't really give a damn about which sword is better or worse. What I appreciate here is the extremely high level of craftmanship and spirituality put into making this. How there are people who will dedicate their lives to this, it makes the product a true piece of art. It's sad how modern society has completely abandoned pursuits such as these. Now all we want is robots and machines to make everything quickly, accurately, and cheaply. We've forgone our own ingenuity in creating art for the sake of ease and efficiency...

  • Sipi Kannio

    20:12 Windows photo gallery on XP with the battery almost drained. Seems legit.

  • BushcraftWumbology

    As a Japanese person nothing pisses me more than a weaboo collecting Katanas and claiming he knows how to use them.

  • vanhende

    "the way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death." Miyamoto Musashi.

  • John Amolat

    when you realise the narrator at 34:57 is the voice from Shogun 2 Total War

  • PurpleNugget64

    The time and dedication used to make that beautiful sword is astounding. I respect those who continue a old tradition they did very well.

  • Ahmed H

    Wonder where & WHO owns THAT sword NOW! Looks magnificent

  • e-Rekt

    Wearing all white while working with coal and soot. LolThuglife

  • Meme Key

    Jojo fans will get the Hamon technique

  • Samuel Duval

    "The broad sword relies on brute strength" says the uncultivated.

  • Nocturnal RS

    There's smoke coming off this dudes head, new definition of hard work lol...

  • bridgetorm

    If I were deplorably wealthy... he'd be hammer' n one for me rite now!WHAT a fabulous display of human artisan craftsmanship. Really enjoyed that!

  • Ray Mooney

    A beautiful creation,made to the highest of standards, keeping it out of the wrong hands is the big problem,good to see this tradition is being kept alive.

  • Vril

    "broadswords rely on brute strength"yeah talhoffer would like a word with you bruv

  • Father Konstantin Sorrell

    "No weapon anywhere else in the world with a spirit of it's own" not true what about the Kris of Java and Bali??

  • john donovan

    brilliant documentary. i learned so many new things

  • impromptucaferacer

    Is humbling to watch a beautiful piece of art born in such humble place like that clay oven. Remarkable craftsmanship.

  • Jason Cavanaugh

    My girlfriend's a 14th Generation sword-polisher.

  • Apentogo

    is there a version of this with everything edited out that isnt blacksmithing?preferably, is there more smithing footage that was left out?on behalf of the blacksmiths everywhere: "gimme!"

  • Lucky S

    Will give you £20 for it

  • Bernard Miller Jr.

    ''Tis an honor to witness such craftsmanship.

  • xYottaByte Gaming

    Zoro learning secrets by watching this video...Luffy watches at the background and decided that he wants to read books from robin's bookshelf.

  • MidnightFUn12

    That god damn old man whose making the steel was steaming. Damn.

  • Liam Jones

    George Lucas inspiration for the Jedi knights

  • Dem Rain Transformed Tho

    From the neck to the uhhh... collarbone? My sword broke!

  • Mason Boi21

    There is so much incorrect information in this video

  • John Doe

    This is the best documentary I have ever seen. I stayed glued to my seat for 47 minutes and 8 seconds! That's how detailed and interesting this was. Thank you for putting it up!

  • Rafael Izukawa

    Take care of receptionistYou never know if one of them is a sword fighter

  • CIA

    I love katanas but damn that intro was exaggerated hard

  • Drake Pryce

    Is the Analog for human bodies, bamboo?

  • Kurt Koleszar

    European long sword is much stronger

  • Scotty

    Hey filthy frank!! Japanese people do carry swords on the train!

  • Swift_

    That master polisher did an incredible job.. the perfect trio to form the perfect sword

  • Philip Brodermann

    34:16 'All his pupils must swear an oath of blood never to reveal any of the secrets of the martial arts.'34:55 ... proceeds to reveal said secrets.

  • The Stig

    Yes, not bow, not Naginata, not spears which will do the damage!By the way, Katana is nice, I'll give that.

  • Dilget

    This document has surprisingly many bs moments

  • Samiran Majumdar

    The work is a worship...

  • Nick Z

    One of my bucket list things is to own 1 or more authentic japanese made katanas

  • Danny Turner

    Katana is very remarkable weapon in Japan and I really amaze on how do they make it!

  • Karmazynowy Drwal

    I came here to experience nonsens and stupidity in comment section ... I was not dissapointed

  • ajabkrk

    I have it one in shadow fight 3😂

  • supercool 24

    If Japan has taught me three things, it's that giant monsters are cool, animes awesome and samurai are badasses

  • Unusual ByDefault

    so much misinformation on european swords :(


    My SASI from rotc said he remembered when made in japan labels on items sold in the us meant low quality but now made in japan means high quality at a fair price

  • Joe Martin

    "this gonna make a fine addition to my katana collection"

  • P K

    Polish wing hussars sword... thank you Japanese only had better PR :)

  • Greg Fawcett

    Interesting but hard to hear

  • Stable Genius

    I watched the old video...95...96...the old man is gone now but i remember the apprentices watching with no less focus than a hunter.

  • grtwhtbnr

    was I the only one that, when I saw the samurai with blue eyes, was hoping to see a Japanese guy in the Knights armor?

  • r liikanen

    Beauty in metal! It's not just a weapon. It's art at its highest level.

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