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WIDWID Asia: He forges swords with human bones

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Kuo Chang-hsi is Taiwan’s last known practitioner of the art of sword-making. He practises an ancient sword-making technique that involves incorporating human remains into swords. It is believed that spirits could be transferred into the blade, making it stronger and more durable. Watch on to find out about his journey to become a master swordsmith and his persistence in preserving the art of sword-making.

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