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HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE SWORD

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE SWORD

zhang 28/03/2019 1
The standard contemporary katana size is around 40 inches. However, the practical applications of the forms require a specific length or combination of lengths. When choosing a sword, you'll need to check for the measurements of three different parts: the handle or hilt (tsuka), blade (nagasa) and sword weight.    1. HILT (OR TSUKA) LENGTH The leng...
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How to measure Japanese sword size properly

How to measure Japanese sword size properly

zhang 07/01/2019 0
* The nagasa is the most important specification of a sword (blade). This is considered the blade length, despite it's not the full length of the sword. The nagasa is measured in a straight line from the mune-machi (back of the blade which sits inside the habaki) to the tip of the kissaki (point).  * The nakago is measured from the mune-machi to th...
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The world's three famous swords

The world's three famous swords

zhang 19/12/2018 0
Damascus sword Damascus sword which is made of Wootz steel originated from India in about 8th century AD. Wootz steel was an ultra-high carbon steel with 1-2% carbon and was used to fashion the Damascus blades with a watered steel pattern. Damascus sword is represented by ancient Persia, and Iran's ancient iron weapons are very famous. Wootz steel ...
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Common Styles of Boshi

Common Styles of Boshi

zhang 12/12/2018 0
Boshi is the hamon temper line that extends to the blade tip (kissaki) on Japanese Swords. Boshi is the hardened edge section of the tip. Swords that have not been differentially hardened do not have boshi. An ideally shaped boshi follows the rest of the hamon pattern and turns back on itself widely at the blade point, usually touching the yokote w...
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How to pack a sword (HanBon Forge)?

How to pack a sword (HanBon Forge)?

zhang 10/12/2018 0
When transporting swords, they must be properly packed to ensure that they will not cause injury to handlers or damage to properties. And they must be well packed according to sword's size and length. Here are several steps show you how to wrap our swords. We sent it through the China Post EMS air freight (USPS in USA), there is an invoice in Engli...
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Japanese fighting actions with a samurai sword

Japanese fighting actions with a samurai sword

zhang 03/12/2018 0
Accurately speaking, the feeling of practicing a sword is important. In fact, amazing actions about practicing a sword from most movies are fake. If you want to master it, firstly use the wood samurai sword to practice. You can also do it gradually.       Want a unique sword? Feel free to contact us: Phone: 086 13739276006 Email: sales@hanbonforge....
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Basic etiquette about Japanese sword

Basic etiquette about Japanese sword

zhang 30/11/2018 1
The following basic etiquette are what you have to pay attention to. 1. How to draw out a katana sword? When drawing out the sword, hold scabbard (saya) close to the scabbard mouth with your left hand from below, and grab the handle from above with your right hand. The blade should be horizontal, the tip of the blade should be far away, and the bla...
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Seppa 切羽 (Spacers) - Japanese Sword Parts

Seppa 切羽 (Spacers) - Japanese Sword Parts

zhang 25/06/2018 0
The Seppa (spacers) are two thin plates that are put on both sides of the Tsuba to ensure the tightness of the mounted pieces of the Katana.  In other words it is located on the right and left of the tsuba. The Katana Seppa is considered as important Japanese sword fittings because it acts as shock absorber when the sword comes in contact with its ...
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