The Japanese Sword "The Japanese sword is the soul of the samurai."
Have you ever seen a blade as beautiful as this?
The Japanese samurai sword is said to have the most beautiful blade in the world.
The Japanese sword has a sharp, fine blade. In addition to that, the shape of the blade (Sugata), the design of the tempered edge of the blade (Hamon), the visible design of the grain of the sword steel (Hada), the misty appearance that borders the Hamon (Nioi),and the sword tang(Nakago) are all to be admired.
Albeit subjective, one can perceive the elegant sophistication that the blade holds.
The sword's spiritual value is expressed in the phrase, "The Japanese sword is the soul of the samurai." The mountings of the Japanese sword, Koshirae, often reflect the character and quality of the sword. Just as one could comprehend the sensibilities of the wearers by the choices of clothing; similarly, one can anticipate the character and quality of the sword by examining the Koshirae.