Hamon of a Samurai Katana Blade

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Guimet Museum
published on 08 July 2019
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The blade of a samurai sword, the katana, displaying the distinctive wavy hamon or temper pattern used by Japanese swordsmiths to identify their work. 1501 CE. (Guimet Museum, Paris)

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Museum, G. (2019, July 08). Hamon of a Samurai Katana Blade. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10984/hamon-of-a-samurai-katana-blade/

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Museum, Guimet. "Hamon of a Samurai Katana Blade." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jul 2019. Web. 13 Jun 2021.