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The night has arrived. We have armed ourselves with swords and bows.  We will split into two groups. One, led by Ōishi will attack the front gate, the other, led by his eldest son will attack the back.  When we succeed in killing Kira, a whistle will sound. We begin at the sound of a drum…
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Kuna was frustrated.  It seemed no matter how hard or long she practiced, she never could make her sword move as fast as she wanted it to.

Her teacher had been watching her quietly grow more frustrated each session and finally made a decision. ”Kuna”, he said and approached her.  "You need a sword with a Bo-Hi.”

“A Bo-Hi", she exclaimed, “What’s that?”

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The antique sword business is without a doubt booming, but it’s unlikely you’d want your own swords to have an antiquated look ahead of their time. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the sword maintenance advice out there, some...
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