SAMURAI SWORDS TIME PERIODS

Posted on March 07 2017

Samurai Swords Time Periods

  • Jōkotō (ancient swords, until around 900 CE)
  • Kotō (old swords from around 900–1596)
  • Shintō (new swords 1596–1780)
  • Shinshintō (newer swords 1781–1876)
  • Gendaitō (modern swords 1876–1945)
  • Shinsakutō (newly made swords 1953–present)

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