"The sword is the soul. Study the soul to study the sword. An evil mind, an evil sword."
The Sword of Doom - Kihachi Okamoto
Actor Toshirō Mifune on the set of the film Seven Samurai with director Akira Kurosawa. Mifune only used live blades when acting, stating;
"By carrying a live blade, it has forced me to master each movement. I must be a perfectionist. It also gives me a sense of realism."