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Read about all things sword related here at the True Swords blog. Whether you want to know learn the history of modern katana, or how medieval swords were forged, you can learn about it here! We'll keep you up to date on all the new blades from the best sword makers like Shinwa, Musashi and even Cold Steel. There will be humor, learning and even awesome cutting demonstration videos and photos. Bookmark this page to always get the latest scoop on everything sword related.

Are You Aligned With the Empire or the Rebellion?

Date Published: 2015-12-21

By Adelia Ladson Is Darth Vader, the Dark Lord, your hero and mentor or is it Luke Skywalker, the Rebel hero, who you feel more akin to? The Galaxy is divided into two sides so you have to choose a side. Which side do you... read more

Five Funny Cosplay Fails

Date Published: 2015-12-04

By Adelia Ladson There’s good cosplay and there’s bad cosplay. When it’s done correctly, dressing in costume to pay tribute to a favorite fictional character can be really cool. I’ve seen some incredible costumes out there... read more

What the #$!%!@ is Clay Tempering?

Date Published: 2015-12-03

By Adelia Ladson Some of you out there may not know what it means when the description of one of our swords says that it has been “clay tempered.” I didn’t know either, when I first started. I mean it could have meant, as ... read more

Ten Things Bleach Fans Can't Live Without

Date Published: 2015-11-17

By Adelia Ladson If you’re a hardcore Bleach fan there are just certain things you can’t live without. Here is our list of the top ten: 1. Tite Kubo The no-brainer number one on the list is Tite Kubo (author and artist... read more

Sun Tzu's Art of War is Still Relevant

Date Published: 2015-11-05

By Adelia Ladson Few books have stood the test of centuries and have remained as relevant as “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Written by the Chinese general as a treatise on military strategy, it’s still studied and put in to pr... read more

Top Five Gift Ideas for Sword Lovers

Date Published: 2015-11-01

By Adelia Ladson With the holidays approaching it’s time to start thinking about gifts. You want to get that perfect present for each of your loved ones and friends. If you have a sword lover in your family, let us make i... read more

Seven Life-Saving Sword Stories

Date Published: 2015-10-27

By Adelia Ladson Now, I do not advocate using a sword as your primary home defense. The reality is that a gun has a better range and is, most of the time, quicker. I’ve also heard that, when it comes to a would-be burglar ... read more

Musashi Himself Would Carry These Swords

Date Published: 2015-10-20

By Adelia Ladson Miyamoto Musashi built and left an incredible legacy in the art of swordsmanship. Much of his knowledge he imparted in his “The Book of Five Rings,” which is still required reading in many martial arts schoo... read more

You Need to Train with a Bokken

Date Published: 2015-10-08

By Adelia Ladson I know that “I’m preaching to the choir” to a majority of you on this subject but I also know that there are still quite a few of you out there who really need to read this and take note. So, you bought tha... read more

Seven Things Not to Do with Your Katana

Date Published: 2015-10-02

By Adelia Ladson When you spend your hard-earned money on something, generally, you take care of it and use it properly. You respect its value and consider it an investment, especially if it is a higher price ra... read more

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