In Deep thinking sometime I just think of Philosophical stuff ... and one of my Philosophy is ..
Please Read it and Tell me how you find it ?
Here it Goes ...
I take it that you are just here to post links to your blog?
No ... Its not like that , Was Just too lazy to Copy and Past !
Either way I dig it and agree. Cool post...
Nihonto were never folded "thousands of times". That would defeat the entire point of the folding, which is to even out the carbon content in the steel, needed as a result of the low quality of iron ore. Japan did not have large quantities of quality iron ore available, and the smelters had to create it from iron sand in a tatara furnace, ultimately leading to tamahagane steel.
The blades were folded on average 6 to 8 times, and rarely over 15 times (depending on the quality), resulting in several thousands of layers. But they were not folded thousands of times...
Nor does the sword becomes indestructible... Resilient, yes. But far from indestructible.
Please research your statements before you blog. Japanese swords are indeed beautiful works of arts and - rightfully so - weapons of renown. But uninformed, exaggerated statements such as yours regretfully only reinforce the worldwide perceived Hollywood myth of the Japanese sword. A shame really. Good swords, yes. But absolutely superior than for example a well-forged, pattern welded viking sword? Hardly. Different uses, different enemies, and thus different weapons.
No further comment on the general message you are trying to convey.
Thanks , and I agree we have different skills and qualities its similar to the unique curve of Sword , Each Katana is Different from another an also Unique...
and , Yes have just generally comparing Katana and Human life.
I like your line "Different uses, different enemies, and thus different weapons." Its very true !