- Feb 3, 2005
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- Huber Heights, OH
Which is one of the several valid kinds of test cutting.Kabuto wari was not performed within the Japanese sword arts. Kabuto wari was traditionally performed by professional sword testers specifically to test the durability of a particular smith's sword. These were the same sword testers that performed the various cuts on cadavers that can be found inscribed on a few shinken.
Yup. Not every kind of test cutting is intended to practice that one perfect cut.Very interesting read, thanks!
I guess it's all in what a person's training involves, and in how they're trained. As one of my instructors was fond of saying ... "It's all good!"
Peace favor your sword,