Tentetsutou, The Sword Of Heaven: A Katana Forged From An Iron Meteorite

May 18, 2015

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This is 天鉄刀 (Tentetsutou, The Sword Of Heaven), a traditional Japanese katana forged entirely from an iron-alloy meteorite. Obviously, it's the perfect weapon for a space ninja like myself. "You are not a space ninja." Then how am I writing this FROM THE MOON? "You aren't." I could be. "But you aren't." Man, I hate playing pretend with grownups.

The renowned blacksmith Yoshindo Yoshiwara crafted the katana using fragments from Gibeon, an iron-alloy meteorite that landed near a town in Namibia after which it was named.

Do you think you can channel the force of the universe when you wield it? Because in my mind you can. Needless to say, this is a very powerful sword and I must have it. If for no other reason than to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. "Your hands ARE the wrong hands." They're webbed like a frog's and double as cereal bowls!

Keep going for a couple more shots, including a raw piece of Gibeon.

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Thanks Toned, who, wow, and tan too. Good for you.

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