Japanese swords are much more than tools of war: they are works of art. Born of a time when quality steel was more precious than gold, Japanese swordsmiths created complex and exacting methods of forging swords in order to create masterpieces that belied the poor quality of the ore from from which they were created. These methods have been passed down through traditions while remaining essential unchanged for centuries. One man Yoshihara Yoshindo is considered the greatest swordsmith alive today...
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?”