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Samurai Sword Timeline

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  • c. 700
    Steel-bladed swords are first made in Japan.
  • c. 1580
    It becomes fashionable for Japanese samurai to wear two swords: the daisho ("great and small").
  • 1588
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi prohibits commoners from carrying weapons, including swords.

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