Recently, I discovered a new YouTube Channel called “I am Shad” through Shad’s video on the Kite or Norman shield. Shad is about as entertaining to watch as Skallagrim and as factually reliable as Matt Easton–though, not with that gentleman’s depth of knowledge. Shad’s excellent sense of humor and solid interpretation of the facts manifest themselves well in “The TRUTH about the Katana.” This series delves into the strengths and weaknesses of the katana’s forging process and its design in the most even-handed manner I’ve yet seen. I found myself hooked on this series as soon as he used Rurouni Kenshin for a reference point. Few anime fans don’t have an interest in katana, so I encourage all my dear readers to check out this series. Parts one through four are short enough to be watched in tandem, however the last video is almost fifty minutes long. Enjoy!