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The Science of Swords: The Sound of Approaching Doom

My iaito, with bo-hi visible along the backside.

The sword is silent as it leaves its scabbard in an expert draw. The only sound it makes is when it whistles as it cuts through the air. It might be the last sound you ever hear. When I’m not writing about science, one of my pastimes is swordsmanship. Specifically, I’m studying Toyama Ryu Batto [...]

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