Friday, May 30, 2014

Samonji Sword I

I have some updated news on the famous Samonji sword that Nobunaga took as a prize at the Battle of Okehazama 1560.  The sword was forged by Samonji of Chikuzen in the fourteenth century.  As stated in an earlier the post, the sword was two feet six inches in length.  However, Nobunaga had the famous Samonji sword cut down to two feet two inches.  Later Tokugawa Ieyasu wore the Samonji blade at the Osaka campaign in 1614-15.

Nobunaga no tame!

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