A Japanese sword forged from a meteorite, “the Sword of Heavenly Iron”
The famous modern-day Japanese swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshiwara forged a Japanese sword from an iron meteorite that fell from space about 450 million years ago. This is the Sword of Heavenly Iron. It is thought that the first human encounters with iron were with iron meteorites, and the Sword of Heavenly Iron truly symbolizes the relationship between human technology and space. This is the first time that the Sword of Heavenly Iron has been put on perm anent public display. It is displayed alongside the “Gibeon” meteorite (iron meteorite) from which it was forged. Be sure to view this exquisite work crafted from a meteorite.