This "Nova" program examines the Japanese tradition of the ancient bladed weapon. More than a millennium old, the samurai sword is steeped in Japanese culture, and the creation of a perfect "katana" takes months of dedication and craftsmanship. Follow swordsmiths as they take viewers through the painstaking process of forging the blade, and detail the history and code of the samurai. 56 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English, DVS; Subtitles: English (SDH).