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Masamune Sword by GENZOMAN Masamune Sword by GENZOMAN
More Japanese related myths. This time more history oriented :P

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Masamune (正宗?), also known as Gorō Nyūdō Masamune (五郎入道正宗?, Priest Gorō Masamune, c.1264–1343 AD), is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith. He created swords and daggers, known in Japanese as tachi and tantō respectively, in the Soshu tradition. No exact dates are known for Masamune's life, and he has reached an almost legendary status. It is generally agreed that he made most of his swords in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, 1288–1328. Some stories list his family name as Okazaki, but some experts believe this is a fabrication to enhance the standing of the Tokugawa family.Masamune is believed to have worked in Sagami Province during the last part of the Kamakura Period (1288–1328), and it is thought that he was trained by swordsmiths from Bizen and Yamashiro provinces, such as Saburo Kunimune, Awataguchi Kunitsuna and Shintōgo Kunimitsu. He was father by blood or adoption of Hikoshiro Sadamune, considered by many to be an almost as famous Sōshū master.An award for swordsmiths called the Masamune prize is awarded at the Japanese Sword Making Competition. Although not awarded every year, it is presented to a swordsmith who has created an exceptional work.
His most famous swords:
-Honjo Masamune, represented the Shogunate during most of the Edo period and had been passed down from one Shogun to another.
-Fudo masamune. This is one of the few blades signed by Masamune that is not in question. It was bought by Toyotomi Hidetsugu
-Musashi Masamune. A peculiar work of Masamune, once in the possession of the Tokugawa Shogunate through the Kii Domai and gifted to the main Tokugawa family line in Edo in its prime.
-Hōchō Masamune refers to any one of three particular and unusual tantō, attributed to Masamune. These tantō have a wide body, unlike his normal slim and elegant work, making them appear quite similar to a Japanese cooking knife
-Kotegiri Masamune. Kotegiri means "Kote cutter". In this case Kote is contracted word of Yugote (弓籠手), items of samurai that is equipped with his finger for using a bow
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WayneKelly Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Magnificent!! 
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nui18197 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
impressive
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HeraldOfOpera Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Didn't women in those days traditionally wield naginata, when they were given weapons at all? (Japan was and is horribly sexist, and we're talking about that, not my own beliefs)
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AugustHenry4 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
How do you decide what the folds in her cloth are gonna look like?
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Elitahime Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
 its very beautifulll for a swordd xD
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Diggo-Kun Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cool! It's very sweet and well made!  Clap :happybounce: 
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
good job\ (๑ʘ∆ʘ๑)/
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DaeofthePast Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice! The wrinkles in the cloth r amazing :D
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EX-SOLDIESR13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Beautiful
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trecegato Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
I like her, very good draw you made.
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What a gorgeous swords(wo)man
I love beautiful women who dress sexy, but give them a sword on top of that-too much for me
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goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student General Artist
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thorman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
cool que dibujo asombroso de la espada masamune esta genial y increible y su historia es asombrosa tambien te felicito mucho genzoman es un gran trabajo:D:)
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Leandrit-Ferizi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Excellent work ;) :D
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daftpunky Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Wonderfull work sir!
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!  Looks awesome!
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Beautiful and fun 
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FailDRE86 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Nice sword :P
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Brossoft Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Wow!! Your artwork amazed me all the time
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sonigque Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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jadvera09 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
very cool 
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Grahamhorridge68 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Cool 
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Ninja-babe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Writer
Beautiful work as always.  Please do Muramasa next! (if you haven't already). Love Clap :happybounce: 
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Caine-of-Nod Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Sublime, Gorgeous, and Fantastic Artwork!!! :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) =P (Razz) Wink/Razz Meow :3 :o (Eek) ;) (Wink) Love Heart Clap :happybounce: Nod La la la la Giggle I think I've fainted. OMG Shocked Blush Horny! Drool Flirtatious hmm O_o OMG! Happy cry (Tears of joy) Worship Smoking OMG! I can't contain my excitement! w00t! Woohooooo! Nuu B-) (Cool) Singing Innocent Hi! Popcorn #1 :eager: by darkmoon3636 OMG MOAR POEMS! :squee: Judge Winner I salute you! +favlove deviantART DeviantArt I love deviantART! deviantART 
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Sashimono Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Salute Genzoman ! - Great Explanation 1A - I am always surprised how much you do know about Jap. History, Culture and Mythology of course !  - That's really great like your Art and Pictures ! ! What jap. History - Mythology Pictures I would like to see from you at present the most are perhaps - these 3.: (Another) Picture of Queen Himiko , The Battle of DAN-NO-URA and Young ( approx.) 20-year old Kato Kiyomasa on Horseback in Battle.
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Mullmeister Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that is wonderful
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RadicalEdward84 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
I really like the fact that you started drawing hands and feet in detail rather than just sketching them quickly. I also like the flowing vest!
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CasparySmith Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
A sexy female samurai!!! Yes please!!!
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ChrisTobey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, and informative. Wonderful work. :)
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Thanks for the drawing and his story lesson. Will you do one on Samuel Colt?
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geraldscar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Sorry, i don't see the masamune sword...
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GaloCuevas Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hola genzoman; me gustaría hacerte una petición:
 
¿Podrías dibujar por favor a Blodeuwedd del mito galés de Llaw Lleu Gyffes (Mabinogion) ó a Galatea del mito griego de Pigmalión?
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GaloCuevas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know the sword is the point here, but that seems a pretty sensual swordswoman to me!
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Dantemasamune Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
I wish I had the sword
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
This is very impressive Heart 
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wer110 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Wow ... fantastic artwork, and a history lesson to boot ... Wish this was a costume option in Blade and Soul.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Better (and safer) than a muramasa. . .
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thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Sexy
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shiro1850 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Artist
wonderful work!
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Beautiful
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Preatori0us Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Beautiful.
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JS2080 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Magical!!
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MitternachtAngel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   Digital Artist
The way your work he beauty of the scene making it a really amazing thing to see and a great compliment to the story behind it
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Very nice.
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