An interesting Yoshimitsu

Awataguchi Yoshimitsu is one of the finest smiths to have ever lived, and is mostly thought to be the best tanto maker of all time. 

I was doing some research lately and found a blade that had more info than I could really understand with my basic Japanese. I talked to Markus Sesko about it and he uncovered a lot of interesting information. 

It ended up that this was the blade used by the famous tea master Sen no Rikyo to commit seppuku. Have a read about it on Markus’ blog.

Overdue

It’s gotten to this, yes, a blog. I’ve been wanting a place to deposit some of my ramblings, where lessons I’ve learned or conclusions I’ve come to can end up in one place. Here, I hope to help people or at least guide them and maybe can teach people to avoid common mistakes or pitfalls that I myself fell into when I started out in this hobby. So from time to time, I’ll deposit something new here and we’ll see if this ends up being of use to people.