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THE TANG (NAKAGO) FILING MARKS (YASURIME)

THE TANG (NAKAGO) FILING MARKS (YASURIME)

zhang 02/01/2019 0
The tang (NAKAGO) is the end of the blade opposite to the point which usually contains information regarding the date, signature of the maker, owner's name, school/village, result of cutting test etc. Another distinguishing factor on various Samurai sword tangs are the filing marks. These consists of a series of straight lines that were applied by ...
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Shapes of Tang tips of Katana Swords (Nakago-Jiri)

Shapes of Tang tips of Katana Swords (Nakago-Jiri)

zhang 28/11/2018 0
The shape of the tang is known as "Nakago-Jiri". Most tangs which are "suriage" (cut off or shortened) will have "kiri" nakago-jiri. Followings are shapes of tang tips of katana swords.  * The Kurijiri is a rounded tang tip. Composed primarily of a single line.  * Haagari is asymmetrcally round, two rounded lines are meeting at one point. Usually o...
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Shapes of Japanese sword tang (nakago)

Shapes of Japanese sword tang (nakago)

zhang 26/11/2018 0
There are two and nearly equal parts to a Japanese sword, the polished blade and the nakago. The tang or the part of the blade that goes into the handle (tsuka) or pole is called a nakago. The shape of the nakago and the style of filing has distinct features depending on the age and school of swordsmanship, making it just as important in the authen...
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Full Tang, Partial Tang and Rat Tail Tang

Full Tang, Partial Tang and Rat Tail Tang

zhang 10/08/2018 0
Full TangA full tang extends the entire length of the handle. A full tang may or may not be as wide as the handle itself, but will still run the full length of the handle. Generally speaking, a full tang is the strongest tang construction (though everyone should know by now that there are no such things as absolutes). The main reason is that a full...
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How to distinguish a real HanBon Forge sword

How to distinguish a real HanBon Forge sword

zhang 17/03/2018 0
1. The sword blade is full tang which is double pegged with two bamboo mekugi pins for added security, we have no rat tail tang blades. It can be fully disassembled and assembled.   2. Our sword blade is fully handmade, sharpened, and hand polishing looks like a mirror.   3. The SAMEGAWA (ray skin) on handle is genuine, real rayskin is natural and ...
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Customized 9260 Spring Steel Alloy Tsuba Katana Japanese Sword

Customized 9260 Spring Steel Alloy Tsuba Katana Japanese Sword

20/09/2016 1
Customized 9260 Spring Steel Alloy Tsuba Katana Japanese Sword This katana sword was made for our US customer. He ordered this Japanese sword on 31th last month, and it is completed today. The blade was made of 9260 spring steel, the whole blade length is 75cm with no bohi. It has been hand sharpened and hand polished. The tsuka(handle) was made of...
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Custom 1060 Steel Katana Sword With Skull Pattern

Custom 1060 Steel Katana Sword With Skull Pattern

03/09/2016 0
Custom 1060 Steel Katana Sword With Skull Pattern This is a custom-made katana sword. The blade was made of 1060 high carbon steel with no bohi(blood groove), it has been hand sharpened, very sharp for cutting practice, and the blade has been engraved with Japanese characters and skull pattern. The tsuka(handle) was wrapped with white rayskin and b...
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Customized 1060 Steel Bull Horn Saya Katana Japanese Sword

Customized 1060 Steel Bull Horn Saya Katana Japanese Sword

27/08/2016 0
Customized 1060 Steel Bull Horn Saya Katana Japanese Sword This is a 1060 steel katana sword, it was customized made for a US customer. The whole full tang blade has been hand sharpened and hand polished, it is very sharp for cutting practice. This blade has been engraved sakura patteren. The tsuba(guard) and menuki are made of high quality brass. ...
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