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Mokume Gane

Business name:Mokume Gane
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Web site:http://mokume-gane.com
About:In Japan from the late 1600’s to the mid 1800’s the samurai sword transitioned from being a tool for fighting battles into a symbol of the warrior class. Retaining its truly awesome functionality as a weapon in the hands of a skilled samurai it was the quality and amount of decoration on the sword handle and sheath that became an indicator of ones social status and wealth. The level of craftsmanship demonstrated in many of these sword furnishings is second to none. The sword smiths who made these weapons developed a wide array of techniques for use in the decoration of these swords. Jewelers type: