Originally Posted by carver
I like swords, and have a couple of the cheaper "good" ones, not the $75 junk. But if the ammo runs out I go to the bow, or cross bow.
So true, the Samurai gave way to the bow after being out gunned.
I had these sitting in my closet for 40 years and a couple of years ago I decided to see if they had history connected to them. I was shocked in finding they were almost 400-500 yrs. old.
The Wak has the family and their address who owned it on the shirasaya. The Japanese cultural center and sword club experts felt the swords were owned by an occupying officer when Japan occupied Korea. Officers would bring their families most prized possessions with them. Upon a hasty retreat they felt they were abandoned.
If I were ever to visit Japan, I might look them up. I would probably return them if they could document a lineage of the swords.