Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
Swords Of The East has just added a new line of Japanese helmets, or kabuto. These helmets are fully wearable and use extremely high quality traditional materials. Each helmet is fully handmade by master craftsmen. In Japan, it was an honor to be able to wear this armor, as only the shogun or top level military warriors like emperors and samurai were allowed to wear them.
Japanese samurai swords, or katana, are an ancient tradition that people have appreciated for thousands of years. People all over the world buy them as decoration for a Japanese themed room, for martial arts, to show their love of Japanese culture, or as a home defense item.
Swords Of The East has grown into one of the largest online retailers of Japanese Katana. This is the Japanese word for samurai swords. Kabuto helmets are a new addition to the business that will allow customers to create a Japanese theme in any setting.
The swords that they sell are highly authentic and should be treated with respect. This is why you must be an adult over eighteen years old to purchase. They have a wide selection to choose from. These rare items are highly specialized so they are an ideal item to get online. It is difficult to find a samurai sword for purchase at a local store.
There are a lot of different styles to choose from. They represent the way that samurai swords have changed over the years. The sword evolved as fighting styles changed. Also, the quality of steel used changed dramatically over time. You will find that one of the main criteria that determines the price of a samurai sword is the quality of the steel used to make it.
The Japanese developed a system of folding steel to create an incredible visual pattern. Folded steel is not just for aesthetics as it also serves to remove impurities from the steel creating a harder edge that would hold up better during battle. The Japanese also use a process of quenching the blade with clay to create a hamon. The clay placed on the blade during the cooling process controls the speed at which the blade cools.