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Introducing Gesshin Musashibo Benkei

Discussion in 'Japanese Knife Imports' started by JBroida, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. JBroida

    JBroida Founding Member

    Gesshin Musashibo Benkei- Handmade in the Tradition of Samurai

    Every once in a while, we get to do something truly special. As many of you know, knife making in Japan has its roots in Japanese swordmaking. Most scholars agree that the best katana were made in the Momoyama Jidai/Sengoku Jidai, before the Edo period. During this time, there was much fighting across Japan, so katana were used much more than they were during the Tokugawa Jidai, a time of great peace. What you may not know is that there are rich sword making traditions that go back much farther than that. In the early 11th century there was another period in Japan when many great swords were made. We were able to find a swordsmith whose roots go back even further than that. His ancestors were said to have made the weapons wielded by Musashibo Benkei and Minamoto no Yoshitsune. We were able to contract with him to make a truly special series for us. In the great traditions of the Tosho serving the Minamoto clan, we have commissioned a knife so unique and amazing that I can promise you will never find anything quite like it anywhere else. With the official launch date of April 1st, 2017, we are proud to bring you the Gesshin Musashibo Benkei series.


  2. JBroida

    JBroida Founding Member

    Hope you guys all enjoyed April Fools Day... and now back to normal
  3. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    Ha! You had me right up to the "official launch date". I still clicked on the link out of curiosity of what you may have had in store on the other side.
  4. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Nice Jon, you had me too!
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