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Steve
10-09-2007, 10:32 AM
A.T. Barr alerted me of this special on PBS/Nova tonight and this week at various times. It should be very interesting.

KUED Channel 7, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9th. (Salt Lake City, Utah station and time)
Here's the link to Nova: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

"Secrets of the Samurai Sword

For more than a thousand years the samurai sword has dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced and evoked a spiritual way of life that continues even today. With unparalleled access, NOVA travels deep into Japan's ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional swordsmiths and attends samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword."

Charles Vestal
10-09-2007, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Steve.

Looks like a must watch

Take Care
Charles

Doug Lester
10-09-2007, 10:27 PM
I just finished watching it. Great leason in metalurgy and blade design.

Doug Lester

Steve
10-10-2007, 09:11 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of good information that we all should know about one of the most famous knives in the history of the world. I'm going to get the DVD. I thought it was well done, but I'm no expert.
If interested, here's the link to the $20 DVD (DVD not available for shipping until 12/10/07):
http://shop.wgbh.org/product/search?terms=secrets+samurai+sword

michaellovett
10-14-2007, 12:39 AM
I would really like to catch this one! Mike

Steve
10-15-2007, 09:41 AM
I'll gladly share the DVD, once it arrives, Mike........and anyone who would like to borrow it.

At the bottom of this page, it says that it is on tonight:

http://www.wgbh.org/picture/?item_id=3628585&parent_id=345023