The Cursed Of Samurai Muramasa Blades

The sword must draw blood before it can be put back into the scabbard

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“Katana” by Marcus Vegas is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Swords are a very important part of Japan’s history. It consists of a metal blade that varies in length, configuration, and breadth. It evolved together with mankind, and have always been a part of a warrior’s life. Swords are ancient. Therefore it isn’t uncommon to have a swords with epic legends or myths attached to them. In Japan, swords aren’t viewed only as a piece of metal. It is said that most warriors consider their swords sacred, and so they wield it with utmost care. Samurai most of all, view their swords — or more specifically, Katana — as an extension of themselves. With this kind of relationship between the Samurai and the sword, Sword smith forge swords with the highest quality materials. They basically put their all unto these swords, making each sword unique and excellent.

Today we will be looking at the Deadliest Sword in the world: Cursed Samurai Muramasa Blades. This is about the story a particular Sword smith and his cursed swords called Muramasa’s Blades.

Who is Muramasa?

Muramasa (born before 1501), commonly known as Sengo Muramasa, was a sword smith who founded the Muramasa sword making school and lived during the Muromachi Period (14th to 16th century) in Kuwana, Ise Province , Japan (currently Kuwana, Mie ). Muramasa Sengo was a sword smith who lived during the Muramachi period (between the 14th and 16th centuries A.D.). In some legends, Muramasa is portrayed as a disciple of Masamune, though this is historically impossible, as Masamune lived several centuries before his alleged student. Muramasa has been described as completely mad and prone to bouts of violence. It was therefore believed that these destructive qualities were passed by the master sword smith into the blades he forged. The blades would then ‘possess’ their wielders, turning them into insane and deadly warriors, just like Muramasa himself. It is said that when a Muramasa sword is pulled from its scabbard, the sword must draw blood before it can be put back into the scabbard , to the point that the…

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