Korean Sword - History - Japanese Occupation of Korea (1910 AD To 1945 AD)

Japanese Occupation of Korea (1910 AD To 1945 AD)

Korean swords are very scarce today, since most surviving examples were confiscated and destroyed during the colonial period. A systematic attempt was made to collect and destroy all Korean swords, coats of armour, and all Korean martial arts equipment. The entire history of Korean swords and armour was almost lost forever, along with much of Korea's culture and traditions, because of Japanese colonial policies.

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Korean Swords - History - Japanese Occupation of Korea (1910 AD To 1945 AD)
... Korean swords are very scarce today, since most surviving examples were confiscated and destroyed during the colonial period ... A systematic attempt was made to collect and destroy all Korean swords, coats of armour, and all Korean martial arts equipment ...

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