I'm presently investigating this awesome topic and hope someone in the online martial arts community can give info or details re. the following three aspects of this topic.
1. Year when the the Japanese test cutting originated.
2. The type of swords used for the assessment.
3. The step-by-step process of tameshigiri.
I would appreciated any assistance given. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]