Monday, January 4, 2010

Muramasa Sengo

Muramasa Sengo-sword

Muramasa Sengo (千 子 村 正 Sengo Muramasa) was a famous swordsmith who founded the Muramasa school and lived during the Muromachi period (16th century) in Japan.

Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook said that Muramasa "was a good swordsmith but cruel and ill-thought, which tercemin on homemade swords ... The sword was believed to be blood thirsty and to encourage their soldiers to commit murder or suicide."

When the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, a sword made by Muramasa no longer popular because it is believed many people killed deket Ieyasu.