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  • Japanese sword making is a tradition

    日本武士刀鑄造,是一種可以追溯到

  • that goes back centuries,

    幾個世紀以前的傳統工藝

  • and one that's carried on to this day.

    並且一直延續到今天。

  • Each sword requires dedication, skill,

    每把刀都需要付出全部的心力、技巧

  • and can take over 18 months to create.

    並且可能需要超過 18 個月的時間來鑄造。

  • The resulting blades can be worth thousands of dollars.

    這樣鑄造出來的刀可能價值數千美元。

  • So, what makes them so expensive?

    那麼,是什麼原因使它們如此昂貴?

  • Master Akihira has been making swords for 21 years.

    Akihira 大師鑄刀已經 21 年了。

  • He was inspired by a sword crafted by the legendary

    他啟蒙於一把由 13 世紀的傳奇鑄刀大師

  • 13th century swordsmith Masamune.

    Masamune 所鑄造的武士刀。

  • And after a five-year apprenticeship, and years of training,

    當了 5 年的學徒,並經過多年的訓練之後

  • he became one of the 180 swordsmiths

    他成為全日本 180 位

  • working across Japan.

    鑄刀師之一。

  • Japanese swords have always been more than just weapons.

    日本武士刀向來不僅僅是武器。

  • They were artworks, status symbols, and throughout history,

    它們更是藝術品、身分地位的象徵,並且在整個日本歷史中

  • held a huge spiritual importance.

    具有重大的精神意義。

  • Each sword is a unique artwork,

    每把刀都是獨特的藝術品

  • and one that is made to be admired as you would a painting.

    就像是一幅畫作一樣,令人激賞。

  • As sheets of steel

    當鋼板

  • are folded into each other again and again,

    一次又一次地經過折疊鍛打

  • wood-grain-like patterns form, and these patterns,

    就形成了木紋狀的圖案,這些圖案

  • coupled with the skill of the sword master

    與鑄刀大師的技術相結合

  • create a completely unique blade.

    就創造出一把獨一無二的刀。

  • Knowing what to look for in each sword is important.

    知道從每把刀中看出什麼樣的訊息是很重要的。

  • Characteristics like the angle and length of the blade,

    例如刀刃的角度和長度

  • or the way the metal is folded,

    或金屬折疊的方式等特性

  • could give away the era in which it was made,

    就可能會透露出它的製造年代

  • and even who made it.

    甚至是鑄造者。

  • Looking at the months of work

    縱觀每把刀的鑄造

  • that go in to creating each blade,

    都需費時數個月才能完成

  • it's easy to see why these swords command such a high price.

    就很容易知道,為什麼這些刀會價值不斐。

  • And as there are less and less sword masters across Japan,

    隨著日本的鑄刀大師逐漸凋零

  • these works or art are only going to become more valuable.

    這些作品或藝術品只會變得更有價值。

Japanese sword making is a tradition

日本武士刀鑄造,是一種可以追溯到

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    Jerry Liu 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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