Tameshigiri is the Japanese art of cutting rolled straw mats with a single strike. Each individual tatami mat is said to have a difficulty of cut equal to severing a man’s upper leg and is more difficult than severing a head. The wara used in these videos were purchased from Bugei Trading Company (they are not thin beach mats), and then soaked in water for 36-48 hours prior to the cut. Each wara is approx. 4 ½ inches in diameter when rolled.
Angel Sword Heavy Cutting
Tameshigiri Tournament: Highlights, including a world record 23 mat cut by Bruce Baldwin.
A series of cuts by Elias Felan, Steve Miller, Stephen Green and world record holder Bruce Baldwin.
Video courtesy of Don Yodis ,www.magicmomentsintime.com.
Destruction Testing at the Angel Sword Forge
This is an S7 blade treated with our patent-pending Therma-Cycle processing, which uses heat and extreme cold to make blades of exceptional toughness.
More Destruction Testing at the Angel Sword Forge
Another S7 blade treated with our patent-pending Therma-Cycle processing, which uses heat and extreme cold to make blades of exceptional toughness.
Fourteen-mat Tatami Cut – The Even Bigger Taco!
Twelve-mat Tatami Cut – The Big Taco!
Twelve Mat Cut!
Eight Tatami Cut in Slow Motion!
Nine Tatami Cut!
Nine and a Half Tatami Cut!