Secrets of the Samurai Sword: Examine the thousand-year-old art and science behind the making of a Japanese warrior's signature weapon. Airs on PBS October 9, 2007
The Stuff of Metal

The Stuff of Metal
Why defects make metal stronger, how hardness differs from toughness, and other marvels of metal

Way of the Warrior

Way of the Warrior
Capture the essence of the samurai code of honor, from choosing life over death to stifling a yawn.

Making a Masterpiece

Making a Masterpiece
Step by painstaking step, see what it takes to create a samurai sword.

History of the Samurai

History of the Samurai
In this time line, follow the millennium-long story of these legendary warriors.

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