About this site
A few months
ago I looked for information about Korean swords on the Internet. Though there are many sites about Korean swords in Korean
language, I was surprised to find very, very little in English.
In many ways
history has been tough on Korea. It's a relatively small nation with much larger neighbors, so Koreans have had to
be tough and philosophical just to survive.
My only regret
in researching, writing and otherwise compiling this site it that I would liked to have had more time to do a better job. Hopefully in the future I can come back and improve it. All errors and oversights are mine and mine alone.
If the visitor
to this site should have information or photos useful to this site, please e-mail them to me at the address on the front page.
I would like
to thank many people who helped me in researching and constructing this site. They
include Konyang University EFL Lecturer Mr. Kim Dammers, who was relentless in his academic research and acumen and Ms.
Lee Joung Hee, who served as primary translator for almost all interviews. A Konyang University student, Kim Mi-young
did most of the research finding the swordsmiths and manufacturers for me to interview. Many Konyang university
students also helped translating, including Un Te-Kun, Cho Jung-yun and Jang Kyung-hui. Finally, I need to
thank the Korean swordsmiths and manufacturers who were - one and all - extremely kind, gracious, patient and generous.